Mark Zuckerberg meets with Donald Trump and lawmakers

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Date: 20 – September – 2019

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Yesterday Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive of Facebook meet with President Donald Trump in the White House, later President Trump shared a photograph of both in his Twitter and Facebook feeds and added “Nice meeting with Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook in the Oval Office today.”

Zuckerberg visited Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers to hear their concerns and talk about the internet regulation, some lawmakers have been considering stronger regulations for the platforms in areas like content moderation and privacy, an idea that has begun to get traction between the lawmakers is to limit the legal immunity of the platforms for harms caused by their users, Sen. Josh Hawley has been among those supporting that idea. 

Sen. Josh Hawley told reporters that he challenged Mark Zuckerberg to prove that he is serious about data by selling WhatsApp and Instagram, That’s what they should do”  “I think it’s safe to say he was not receptive to those suggestions.” he added.

Also, Mr. Hawley said that during his talk with Zuckerberg he suggested that Facebook should be subject to independent audits of its content reviews, a different approach from the self-regulation one that the company is taking by creating its own oversight board to decide what content should be policed and which not.

On Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg had a dinner with lawmakers they discussed various issues as the responsibility and role of social media in the elections, the protection of consumer data and competition in social media. 

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Today Zuckerberg will meet with  Adam Schiff, House Intelligence Chairman, how said in an interview with Bloomberg Government that “One of the most pressing issues for me is the threat posed by deepfake technology and it’s potential misuse during the presidential campaign.”