Trump holds 'constructive' White House meeting with Mark Zuckerberg

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Hawley said he also pressed Zuckerberg for "a wall" between Facebook and its other platforms and Zuckerberg said no.

Warner and Hawley have proposed legislation that would force the tech giants to tell users what data they're collecting from them and how much it's worth.

During his visit, Zuckerberg also met with other senators including Mark Warner, D-Va., vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mike Lee, R-Utah, a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, and John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Tom Cotton, R-Ark. It's for that reason that Zuckerberg was actually in Washington yesterday.

Zuckerberg's visit comes as Facebook faces a myriad of regulatory and legal questions surrounding issues like competition, digital privacy, censorship and transparency in political advertising.

Trump posted a photo with Zuckerberg on Twitter and called their session a "nice meeting" in the Oval Office. She has snubbed at least two meetings with him, Bloomberg has reported. "He said no to both", tweeted Hawley, one of Facebook's biggest critics.

Blumenthal said in a statement that he also had a "serious conversation" with Zuckerberg at the dinner, which took place at Ris, an upscale American bistro, about the "challenges of privacy" facing Facebook, which has been ensnared in controversy over the way it has shared users' information with third parties.

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USA federal and state antitrust agencies are exploring anti-competitive actions potentially committed by Facebook and members of Congress are debating privacy legislation that could limit companies like Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple to collect and make money off users' personal data. In response to the growing scrutiny, Zuckerberg has called for the passage of baseline regulations governing harmful content online.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill for a second day on Thursday as part of an effort by the social media giant to mend its reputation as it faces a slew of government investigations.

"Open Facebook's books up, open their employees to interviews".

"Mr. Zuckerberg acknowledged that self-regulation is not going to cut it", Warner, a Virginia Democrat, said to Bloomberg Television.

Regulators, central banks, and politicians in the United States and Europe worry that the Libra has the potential to upend the world financial system, harm privacy, and foster money laundering.

The tech companies view with particular alarm a separate legislative proposal from Hawley that would require them to prove to regulators that they're not using political bias to filter content.

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