Facebook says CEO Zuckerberg to meet with U.S. lawmakers this week

FILE PHOTO: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes his keynote address during the Facebook Inc’s annual F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, united states, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg is on Capitol Hill this week to meet with U.S. lawmakers as well as the social media giant faces scrutiny on you. s. The ministry of Justice and the members of the Conference, the company confirmed on Wednesday.

Facebook said in a statement that it can be Done, it would be in Washington “to discuss the future of internet regulation, policy and decision makers, but does not have any public events scheduled at this time.

He has been holding meetings late Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on Capitol Hill. A person briefed on the matter said it can be Done, it was also expected to hold meetings with the Trumpet, and administration. A spokesman for the White House did not immediately have a comment.

Facebook, which agreed to a record-setting $5 billion in a privacy settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) in July, and will also have to deal with the anti-trust investigations by the FTC and state attorneys general.

The world’s largest social media platform, faces scrutiny from lawmakers on a range of issues, including privacy, market power, and the fight against extremism online, in the prevention of foreign intervention in the campaign, and the accusations of political bias.

In April of 2018, It can be Done this year with 10 hours of questions over two days, nearly 100 U.S. lawmakers.

Report by David Shepardson, Editing by Rosalba O’brien

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