Was the Facebook Censorship Meeting Censored? Zuckerberg Met Right-Wing Media Stars, But Everyone's Mum on the Details
After being accused by former employees of routinely suppressing conservative news, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg denied the allegations, but held a meeting with some of his harshest critics on the right.
“Facebook stands for giving everyone a voice, We believe the world is better when people from different backgrounds and with different ideas all have the power to share their thoughts and experiences,” Zuckerberg had said.
Zuckerberg also said Facebook had found “no evidence” to support the claim that Trending Topics are curated by contractors to conceal right-leaning stories — it was something to look into.
“We take this report very seriously and are conducting a full investigation to ensure our teams upheld the integrity of this product. [Because of which] I want to have a direct conversation about what Facebook stands for and how we can be sure our platform stays as open as possible," said the CEO.
CBS News reported earlier this week that the meeting would include Barry Bennett, Zac Moffatt, Fox News' Dana Perino, The BlazeTV's Glenn Beck and CNN's S.E. Cupp. However, according to Recode, the meeting included as many as 16 conservatives. Peter Thiel, Tucker Carlson, Kristen Soltis Anderson, Sen. Jim DeMint, Robert Bluey, Arthur Brooks and Jenny Beth Martin and David Bozell were among them.