Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg responds to report he's been meeting with conservatives

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Facebook didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

US President Donald Trump has previously accused Facebook of "censorship" over its removal of right-wing figures from the platform, including conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. The company's half-hearted efforts to fight rampant disinformation has reportedly always been plagued by fears of right-wing backlash (prompted in part by a Gizmodo story from 2016), and past year Zuckerberg brought in a former GOP senator with a long history of bigoted remarks, Jon Kyl, to conduct a useless bias audit of Facebook's policies.

For more stories go to www.BusinessInsider.co.za. News that Mark Zuckerberg has been quietly meeting with conservative figures prompted the #DeleteFacebook hashtag to trend.

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has been hosting dinner parties with conservative pundits, journalists and politicians, according to a report published Monday by Politico, something that has sparked controversy. "To be clear, I have dinners with lots of people across the spectrum on lots of different issues all the time", he said.

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While Democrats have repeatedly expressed outrage over Facebook's failure to stem the flow of disinformation on its site, Republicans, including President Donald Trump, have long claimed social media companies are censoring conservative speech.

- Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan)Every day that we don't delete Facebook, is a day that we are allowing Mark Zuckerberg to trample on democracy and facilitate profitable (for him) genocide some more. "You know I have millions and millions of followers but I will tell you they make it very hard for people to join me at Twitter and then make it very much harder for me to get out the message".

The report comes as Facebook's policies toward what speech is acceptable on its platform continue to make waves. Warren's campaign circulated the claim to push back against Facebook's policy of not fact-checking political ads. The company's advertising policy allows ads with false information - but not cursing. Responses to the tweet were largely critical of Facebook.

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