Facebook CEO Zuckerberg meets with Trump is focused on repairing the fences in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg met with President-Donald Trump, on Thursday, during a fence repair, visit to Washington, where the company’s chief executive, was confronted with harsh questions from members of parliament on the social fabric of the failures to protect the privacy of consumers.

He posted a photo with Zuckerberg on Twitter, calling the session a “nice meeting” in the Oval Office. Facebook (FB.(O) said it’s a tech college and had a good, constructive meeting with the President, the Trump at the White House today.” Neither side disclosed specifics of their conversation.

He has called a Facebook repeatedly accused of being biased in favor of the Democrats. The company has been faced with a barrage of other criticisms of the privacy lapses, the election-related activities, and the dominance in online advertising, which will lead to calls for more regulation and anti-trust investigations.

Wearing a suit and tie instead of his usual hoodie, Zuckerberg will meet on Thursday, the second day of a three-day visit with the Senators, Josh Hawley, and Tom Cotton, Mike Lee. He also had a dinner with legislators, including Senator Richard Blumenthal on Wednesday night.

Can be done, it did not take any questions from reporters, as he moved from office to office on Capitol Hill. He will have a meeting with the House Republican Leader, Kevin McCarthy, and Representative Doug Collins, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, on Friday, and will meet with several high-ranking House Democrats.

After his meeting with the Facebook founder, the Hawley, is a harsh critic, said that the talks had been “frank” is often a euphemism for the police. He also urged Zuckerberg to sell Facebook’s Instagram and WhatsApp for units that you want to limit the amount of information it can compile about a person, from a variety of sources.

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“I said to him,” you have to Prove that you are serious about your data. To Sell WhatsApp. And sell on Instagram,'” Hawley told reporters. Safe to say, that he would not be receptive to these ideas.”

Hawley has accused Facebook of the suppression of conservative speech is, among others, when it is found in this month’s statement on the anti-abortion group Live Action’s Facebook page that were false, and temporary, restricted access to it.

Hawley expressed annoyance with the latter, in recognition of the fact that restricting access to the page, it had been an error. Urging Facebook to submit in the content moderation process and an independent third-party audit, ” he said, “The company is talking to a lot of. I’d like to see some action.”


In spite of the hard words, it can be Done, the trip appeared to be aimed at building bridges with the Congress. While some lawmakers, such as Hawley were quick to blame the CEO’s of a number of senators praised it can be Done, for it to take a long time to get to know one another.

Democratic Senator Mark Warner told Fox, Business Network, Facebook leadership is to realize that it is not a federal law on the issue of the internet is really going to hurt you, and the whole of the platform industry in the long term.”

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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 company, which has been a commercial 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. Department of Justice. Senator Lee was critical of what he perceived to be duplication in federal investigations during a hearing on Tuesday.

Reporting by Diane Bartz; Additional reporting by Richard Cowan and Tim Ryan; Editing by Nick Zieminski and Cynthia Osterman

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