Jun 15, 2018 - Technology

Scoop: Facebook to meet GOP leaders to hash out censorship complaints

ne hundred cardboard cutouts of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg stand outside the US Capitol

100 cardboard cutouts of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stand outside the U.S. Capitol. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Following complaints about censorship of conservatives, Facebook execs will meet today with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), RNC chair Ronna McDaniel and Trump reelection campaign manager Brad Parscale.

This is in response to a May 17 letter from McDaniel and Parscale saying "Facebook and Twitter operate in liberal corporate cultures," and asking for protections from "bias against conservative content."

  • A McCarthy source said: "McCarthy has been speaking out on the issue of conservative censorship online. ... [The] meeting is an opportunity for McCarthy and Brad and Ronna to engage with one of the most influential tech companies in the world to raise the concerns of conservatives and drive towards change that restores openness and transparency on these platforms."

Facebook will be represented by Joel Kaplan, Kevin Martin, Greg Maurer and Katie Harbath.

  • Facebook said: "Facebook looks forward to hearing their concerns."
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