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Mark Zuckerberg has been holding off-the-record dinners with influential conservatives including Tucker Carlson and Lindsey Graham

One year ago   |   By Business Insider

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been hosting private dinners and off-the-record dinners with conservative leaders, pundits, and journalists since July, Politico reported Monday .
Attendees at these meetings, hosted at Zuckerberg's California homes, have included Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
Republicans, including President Donald Trump , have long claimed social media companies are censoring conservative speech.
Meanwhile, Democrats have slammed Facebook for allowing politicians to publish ads on its site that aren't subject to third-party...
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Inside Mark Zuckerberg's private meetings with conservative pundits

Inside Mark Zuckerberg's private meetings with conservative pundits

One year ago   |   By Politico

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been hosting informal talks and small, off-the-record dinners with conservative journalists, commentators and at least one Republican lawmaker in recent months to discuss issues like free speech and discuss partnerships. The dinners, which began in July, are part of Zuckerberg's broader effort to cultivate friends on the right amid outrage by President Donald Trump and his allies over alleged “bias” against conservatives at Facebook and other major social media companies. "I'm under no illusions that he's a conservative but I think he does care about some...
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