Facebook Founder Zuckerberg to Meet with Conservatives This Week… But Only Anti-Trump Conservatives –Updated
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with several conservatives this week to address the alleged suppression of conservative news stories on Facebook.
The list of attendees is a who’s who of Trump bashers: Glenn Beck, Dana Perino, S. E. Cupp, Arthur Brooks from American Enterprise Institute and Zac Moffatt, Mitt Romney’s former digital director.
This is how Drudge Report put it:
Glenn Beck to Grovel at Zuckerberg’s feet…
Mark Zuckerberg invited prominent conservative media figures, including Glenn Beck and Dana Perino, to a meeting at Facebook’s headquarters this week.
The meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, is aimed at addressing the alleged suppression of conservative news stories in Facebook’s “trending” stories section.
Along with Perino and Beck, other confirmed attendees include Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute, CNN conservative commentator SE Cupp, and Zac Moffatt, co-founder of tech firm Targeted Victory. Moffatt was previously Mitt Romney’s digital director.
“I’m going in with an open mind and an eagerness to learn more,” Cupp said. “Conservatives and Silicon Valley actually come down on the same side of many issues and share some common concerns. I’m sure we’ll find plenty to talk about, and I’m honored to have been included.”
The tech blog Gizmodo published the anonymously sourced claims on Monday. Facebook (FB, Tech30) has said that it is investigating and that it has found no evidence to back up the claims.
UPDATE: Apparently, Breitbart (pro-Trump) was invited.
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) May 16, 2016