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Zuckerberg denies that He tried to lobby against the ban on political advertising: CBS

FILE PHOTO: Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, d.c., USA, October 23, 2019 at the latest. REUTERS/Erin Scott

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s (FB.(O) the Chief Executive Officer, Mark Zuckerberg, said in an interview with CBS on Monday, the US President, Donald Trump will not deter him from the ban of political advertising on the social media platform, during a secret meeting held in October this year.

The billionaire and co-founder, said that the discussion of a number of things that you would read about in the news, in our work, however, he added that it was a “dinner” and refused to share any further details about the meeting.

Zuckerberg had previously defended the management of the company, to serve ads, to provide the politicians with false and misleading claims, to say that Facebook does not want to stifle political speech.

Trump, who is vocal support for political ads, has publicly called Facebook repeatedly accused of being biased in favor of the Democrats.

The social media giant also has to deal with a barrage of criticism over privacy lapses, the election-related activities, and the dominance in online advertising, which will lead to calls for more regulation and anti-trust investigations.

Reporting by Neha Malara in Bengaluru; Editing by shailesh Kuber

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