Facebook CEO Zuckerberg meets Trump, seeks to mend fences in Washington
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  • 06:42 20 September 2019

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg meets Trump, seeks to mend fences in Washington

 Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg met with President Donald Trump on Thursday during a fence-mending visit to Washington where the chief executive faced aggressive questioning from lawmakers about the social network’s failures to protect consumer privacy, APA reports quoting Reuters.

Trump posted a photo with Zuckerberg on Twitter and called their session a “nice meeting” in the Oval Office. Facebook said the tech executive “had a good, constructive meeting with President Trump at the White House today.” Neither side disclosed specifics of their discussion.

Trump has castigated Facebook repeatedly, accusing it of being biased in favor of Democrats. The company has faced a barrage of other criticism over privacy lapses, election-related activity and its dominance in online advertising, giving rise to calls for more regulation and anti-trust investigations.

Wearing a suit and tie rather than his usual hoodie, Zuckerberg met on Thursday, the second day of the three-day visit, with Senators Josh Hawley, Tom Cotton and Mike Lee. He also had dinner with lawmakers, including Senator Richard Blumenthal, on Wednesday evening.

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