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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is on Capitol Hill this week to meet with lawmakers as the social media giant faces scrutiny from the Justice Department and members of Congress, the company confirmed on Wednesday.
Facebook said in a statement that Zuckerberg would be in Washington to 'talk about future internet regulation' with policymakers but has no public events planned.
Meetings - Wednesday - Thursday - Capitol - Hill
He is holding meetings late Wednesday and on Thursday on Capitol Hill. A person briefed on the matter said Zuckerberg was also expected to hold meetings with the Trump administration. A White House spokesman did not immediately comment.
Facebook, which agreed to a record setting $5 billion privacy settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in July, also faces antitrust investigations by the FTC and a group of state attorneys general.
World - Media - Platform - Scrutiny - Lawmakers
The world's largest social media platform faces scrutiny from lawmakers on a wide range of issues, including privacy, market power, efforts to combat extremism online, preventing foreign interference in campaigns, and accusations of political bias.
In April 2018, Zuckerberg fielded 10 hours of questions over two days from nearly 100 U.S. lawmakers.
Executives - Facebook - Google - Twitter - Congress
Meanwhile, executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter told Congress on Wednesday that they've gotten better and faster at detecting and removing violent extremist content on their social media platforms in the face of mass shootings fueled by hatred.
Questioned at a hearing by the Senate Commerce Committee, the executives said they are spending money on technology to improve their ability to flag extremist content and taking the initiative to reach out to law enforcement authorities to try to head off potential violent incidents.
People - Technology - Challenge - Derek - Slater
'We will continue to invest in the people and technology to meet the challenge,' said Derek Slater, Google's director of information policy.
The lawmakers want to know what the companies are doing to remove hate speech from their platforms and how they are...
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