Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to meet with policymakers about internet regulation

Marco Green
September 21, 2019

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed election security and privacy with a group of senators over dinner ahead of his return to Capitol Hill Thursday, said a spokesperson for Sen.

Facebook said on Tuesday it has finalised its charter for its "independent oversight board", giving the panel the authority to overrule chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on questions of appropriate content.

The meetings - confirmed by Facebook on Wednesday - are part of Zuckerberg's first known visit to the nation's capital since he testified for 10 hours in front of lawmakers past year in response to privacy scandals at the tech giant. A White House spokesman did not immediately comment.

The news comes with federal and issue anti-have confidence enforcers having a glimpse into doable anti-competitive actions by Fb, and with U.S. lawmakers debating national privateness legislation.

The world's largest social media platform faces scrutiny from lawmakers on a wide range of issues, including privacy, market power, efforts to combat extremism online, preventing foreign interference in campaigns, and accusations of political bias.

Notably, it is Zuckerberg's first trip to Washington since April 2018, when he met lawmakers on the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

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