WASHINGTON (Ap) – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill for a second day on Thursday as part of an effort by the social media giant to repair its reputation when it is faced with a choice of the government to investigate.
FILE PHOTO: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing with respect to the company, for the use and protection of the information of the user, on Capitol Hill in Washington, d.c., U.S., on April 11, 2018. (REUTERS photo/Leah Millis/File Photo
Zuckerberg, who will also, Facebook’s founder, is due to meet in Washington with the Republican Senators, Mike Lee of Utah and John Cornyn of Texas, among others. He has other meetings planned for Friday on Capitol Hill.
The discussions on Wednesday, with lawmakers focused mainly on the election of the safety, security, and data privacy, sources close to the meetings said.
A person briefed on the matter said it can be Done, it was also expected to hold meetings with the Trumpet, and administration. Facebook and the White House declined to say if can be Done, it would be a meeting with the President, Donald Trump.
Facebook has in recent years come under fire for a series of mistakes, including the improper sharing of information, which include 87 million users, a now-defunct British political consulting firm, to activate a $5 billion fine.
The social media giant, which is a marketing powerhouse, faces anti-trust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, and a number of state attorneys general, as well as a range of legislative proposals which aim to reduce how this works.
It can also be in the face of an anti-trust probe by the U.S. Justice Department and the Senate that he had been critical of what he perceived to be duplication in federal investigations during a hearing on Tuesday.
Senator Mark Warner, a Democrat, and vice chairman of the Intelligence Committee, to assist with the organisation of a dinner to be Done by the other senators, at the request of the company, a Warner spokeswoman Rachel Cohen said in Wednesday evening.
At an unnamed restaurant in, the senators and the Negatives are discussed on “the role and responsibility of the social media platforms for the protection of our democracy, and what are the steps Congress must take in order to hold our elections, and the protection of the data, and encourage competition in the social media space,” she said.
Senator Richard Blumenthal was one of the people who are at the diner, and the name of the discussions are serious and substantive.
“It’s no secret that I’ve been a harsh critic of Facebook, so I was happy to have the opportunity to discuss my concerns directly with the Lord is to be Done,” Blumenthal said in a statement. “I focused on the challenges of preserving privacy, and I am very pleased with the strong and constructive interest shown by the Lord to be Done.”
For the Facebook chief, will meet on Wednesday, Senator Maria Cantwell, one of the lawmakers working on the design of the on-line privacy laws.
Who and Zuckerberg paid more than a half hour at her office to discuss the privacy and election security, according to a source knowledgeable about the meeting.
Senator John Thune, the No. 2 Senate Republican and the former chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, said that Zuckerberg had set up a meeting with the Democrats on the panel, but it does not give a name.
“I hope that he will come to the issue of the right to privacy, too,” he said. “We’ve been trying to create a personal account, and I think he can have an impact, especially with some of the Democratic members, that’s a problem.”
Reporting by Diane Bartz; Additional reporting by Richard Cowan and Tim Ryan; Editing by Nick Zieminski and Cynthia Osterman