Facebook CEO Zuckerberg meets with Trump, and key senators in DC to swing it

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Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg meeting with the President, the Trump at the White House Thursday, part of a series of visits with the lawmakers who have been critical of the social-media giant.

A Facebook spokesperson described the meeting with the Trump of “good” and “constructive,” and said it can be Done in Washington, “the meeting with the decision-makers to listen to what their concerns are and to discuss the future of internet regulation.” He also tweeted a picture Thursday night of himself shaking hands with Zuckerberg at the White House.

Zuckerberg’s visit to Washington comes in the midst of an emotionally charged period of time, for Facebook, with lawmakers calling for further investigation of the company is in the midst of security, privacy, and censorship, bias, sure. Facebook currently has an anti-trust probe led by the attorney-general, and a separate anti-trust investigations by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”). The agency slapped Facebook with a total value of $5 billion in fines over privacy policy, and the company has agreed to establish a new control upon how the firm makes use of information provided by the user.

The fine is the largest the FTC has ever levied on a tech company, it is much worse than the $22.5 million is the result of this is that Google will in 2012.

He has continued to criticize it on social media companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon, and will be the platform of choice, Twitter, to embrace the conservative critics’ accusations that she’s censoring of the religious, anti-abortion, politically conservative views. He has claimed, without proof, that the companies are “to me”, and suggested that even the US regulators have to sue them on the basis of an anti-conservative bias.


Zuckerberg also met with the Funds. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., who has proposed a bill to ban all the possibilities to be endless scrolling, or auto play, and other engaging qualities of social media. Hawley said on Twitter that he had asked the Facebook founder, is to prove that they are serious about bias, privacy and competition and sell it for WhatsApp and Instagram as a presentation to an external audit completed.

“And he said” no ” to both of them,” Hawley tweeted.

During his visit, Zuckerberg also met with other senators, including Mark Warner, D-Va., the vice-chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Mike Lee, R-Utah, a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, and John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Tom Cotton, R-Ark. He refused to answer questions from journalists during his visit.

On Facebook, at the request of Warner, has helped to organise a dinner meeting in Washington on Wednesday night, Zuckerberg and a group of senators. Warner told The Associated Press that he wants to be Done is to be heard by the Senate by a colleague as a “tremendous concerns about privacy, and the protection of the integrity of our political system.”


Their message to the Facebook chief, was that of “self-regulation is not the answer,” Warner said. “I think that can be Done to understand it.”

Warner and Hawley come up with legislation that would force the tech giant to tell users what information they will collect from you and how much it’s worth. The proposal goes to the heart of Great Tech is extremely profitable, the business model, industry and commerce, the personal data of the users. The companies, gathering extensive data about what users are reading and would like to, and leverage it for advertisers to help them target messages to the people they want to reach.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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