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Trump Meets with Mark Zuckerberg

President Trump met with Mark Zuckerberg, who is in Washington on a charm offensive as lawmakers try to determine whether he has too much control over the information Americans get and the way they share it.

According to the Wall Street Journal:

With his company under a regulatory spotlight, Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg scored a meeting at the White House with President Trump Thursday—but faced a chillier reception from lawmakers on Capitol Hill. 

A spokesman for Facebook said Mr. Zuckerberg was visiting Washington to meet with policy makers “to hear their concerns and talk about future internet regulation.” The spokesman said Mr. Zuckerberg’s meeting with the president was “constructive.”

Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, and White House social media director Dan Scavino also joined the meeting, a person familiar with the meeting said.

“Nice meeting with Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook in the Oval Office today,” Mr. Trump posted Thursday night on his Facebook and Twitteraccounts, along with a photo of the president and Mr. Zuckerberg shaking hands.

On Capitol Hill, Mr. Zuckerberg received an earful of complaints, and two influential lawmakers couldn’t find the time to meet with him.

Sen. Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) said he challenged Mr. Zuckerberg to spin off its Instagram and WhatsApp units—two acquisitions that are now part of a government antitrust probe into Facebook. 

“I said to him, ‘Prove that you’re serious…sell WhatsApp, and sell Instagram,’” Mr. Hawley said following his afternoon meeting with Mr. Zuckerberg. “I think it’s safe to say that he was not receptive to those suggestions,” he added.

Mr. Zuckerberg, clad in a dark suit and tie, was trailed throughout his Capitol Hill visit by a swarm of reporters and camera crews. He declined to comment.

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2 Responses to Trump Meets with Mark Zuckerberg

  1. Traitor to the cause! Ban him from Facebook!
    Don’t serve him in a restaurant!
    How dare he be respectful. A suit and tie?!!!
    Traitor! RACIST! HOMOPHOBE! SEXIST!
    /s/
    Either he is aware that MrTrump could sitting in the WhiteHouse for 4 more years or he’s scared that it’s time for a reckoning for all the damage he has done to our country.

    Or both.

  2. Couple of funny notes about tech guru big shot visitors to the White House (Obama era):

    “Obama personally warned Mark Zuckerberg after the election about the extent of fake news on Facebook”

    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/24/obama-personally-warned-mark-zuckerberg-about-fake-news-on-facebook.html

    Charges of FAKE NEWS–From Obama!

    See? Trump didn’t invent that concern. Obama beat him to it. LOL

    And…

    “REVEALED: Google staffers have had at least 427 meetings at the White House over course of Obama presidency – averaging more than one a week”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3554953/Google-staffers-meetings-White-House-staggering-427-times-course-Obama-presidency-averaging-week.html

    427 meetings with Obama for Google big shots! It would be interesting what THOSE conversations were all about. Any guesses?