Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, said in an interview Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump did not stop him from banning political ads on social media platforms during a secret meeting in October. Mr Zuckerberg said the meeting revolved around “some of the topics you see in the news about our work” but added that it was a “private dinner” and declined to give further details.
Earlier this month, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended the company’s policies, saying he did not want to stifle political rhetoric.
Mr. Trump, who has supported political ads, has repeatedly publicly denounced Facebook, accusing it of favoring the Democratic Party.
The social media giant has also come under fire for privacy leaks, ads that publish and disseminate inaccurate information that influence political elections and abuse its market dominance, prompting calls for stronger regulatory and antitrust investigations.