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US: Trump met with Facebook Zuckerberg and announces it via tweet

 |  September 22, 2019

President Donald Trump posted a tweet Thursday evening, September 19, after meeting with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, reported Axios.

Trump shared a photo of himself and Zuckerberg with the caption “Nice meeting with Mark Zuckerberg of @Facebook in the Oval Office today.”

News of the unannounced meeting was first reported by Axios on Thursday. A Facebook representative told Axios that Zuckerberg was in Washington to meet with policymakers to talk about internet regulation. Facebook is facing ongoing pressure from regulators and lawmakers over privacy on the platform.

The social network has been under scrutiny for many, many things over the past years, including consumer privacy, election security, and high-profile acquisitions. Just over a month ago, the FTC reportedly started looking into the company’s Instagram and WhatsApp acquisitions as part of an antitrust investigation. That happened shortly after the agency reached a record-high US$5 billion settlement agreement with the company over various privacy violations, including the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Full Content: Axios

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