NEW YORK — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will meet Wednesday with TV and radio host Glenn Beck and other prominent figures on the right following allegations the social media giant’s “Trending Topics” feature has been biased against conservatives.
“It would be interesting to look him in the eye as he explains and a win for all voices if we can come to a place of real trust with this powerful tool,” Beck wrote on Facebook.
A Facebook spokesman confirmed the meeting to The Huffington Post.
Dana Perino, former White House press secretary under George W. Bush and current Fox News co-host, and Zac Moffatt, former digital director for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign and co-founder of digital strategy firm Targeted Victory, are also confirmed to attend, according to the spokesman.
Gizmodo reported Monday that Facebook news curators “routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers” by not including them in its trending news feed. The small group of editors was also said to have injected topics such as Black Lives Matter into the module even if they were not popular enough to enter the module organically through the site’s algorithms.