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Zuckerberg has also been meeting with several lawmakers from both parties this week and discussing various topics including data privacy, accusations of conservative censorship, antitrust enforcement and government regulation. To be fair, Trump also included a link in the tweet to the same image on Facebook-still, everyone knows his platform of choice is not Zuckerberg's. "I'd like to see some action", he told reporters. Zuckerberg is making the rounds with various lawmakers in Washington today.

"It's no secret that I've been a tough critic of Facebook, so I was glad for the opportunity to discuss my concerns directly with Mr. Zuckerberg", he said.

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg (L) and his lawyer Joel Kaplan (R) leave a meeting with Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) in his office on Capitol Hill on September 19, 2019 in Washington, DC.

No details were given on the meeting, first reported by the Axios website. In response to the growing scrutiny, Zuckerberg has called for the passage of baseline regulations governing harmful content online.

The senator suggested Zuckerberg sell messaging app WhatsApp and photo-sharing service Instagram, which are among over 70 companies the 2.5 billion-user social media giant acquired in the not so distant past, "to prove you're serious about protecting data privacy", citing Zuckerberg as responding to him "it wasn't a good idea" as part of their "frank" exchange.

A Facebook spokesman declined to comment on Hawley's remarks concerning his meeting with Zuckerberg.

Warner said he was not prepared to call for Facebook's dismantlement.

Blumenthal said in a statement that he also had a "serious conversation" with Zuckerberg at the dinner, which took place at Ris, an upscale American bistro, about the "challenges of privacy" facing Facebook, which has been ensnared in controversy over the way it has shared users' information with third parties.

The Justice Department, the Federal Trade Commission and the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee are all conducting antitrust investigations of the big tech companies, and a bipartisan group of state attorneys general has opened a competition probe specifically of Facebook. "I think he realizes that the status quo and the days of the wild, wild West are over".

Warner and Hawley have proposed legislation that would force the tech giants to tell users what data they're collecting and how much it's worth. The companies gather vast data on what users read and like, and leverage it to help advertisers target their messages to individuals they want to reach.



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