Sep 18, 2019 - Technology

Scoop: Mark Zuckerberg returning to Capitol Hill

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before Congress last year. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Thursday — his first time in Washington since he testified before Congress last year, sources tell Axios.

Why it matters: Zuckerberg is returning to engage with Washington at a time when pressure on Facebook is rising from regulators and legislators around the world. A Facebook official said: "Mark will be in Washington, D.C., to meet with policymakers and talk about future internet regulation. There are no public events planned."

  • Among Zuckerberg’s meetings will be Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), who has been a major thorn in the tech giant’s side, a source told Axios.

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