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Trump, who has vocally supported political ads, has openly castigated Facebook repeatedly, accusing it of being biased in favour of Democrats.

The dinner in question, which NBC News reported took place at the White House this past October, importantly came around the time Facebook announced it would allow politicians to pay to promote lies about their opponents on its platform.

Vote Leave was fined by the regulator for breaking spending limits during the campaign, and the Canadian data firm it worked with on Facebook adverts also broke privacy laws, the report of an official probe into the matter found last week.

Mark Zuckerberg is many things, but an eloquent and reasoned defender of secret meetings with the world's most powerful is not one of them. When asked by CBS whether he'd been lobbied, Zuckerberg equivocated.

Requested if Trump tried to foyer him about Fb's insurance policies by host Gayle King, Zuckerberg stated "No".

"There is no doubt that there are real issues we need to continue working on", he said, adding, "I think it's important not only to lose sight of the huge good that can be done by bringing people together and build a community". "I also want to respect that it was a private dinner and ... private discussion".

"I mean, I don't think that that's - that - I think some of the stuff that people talk about or think gets discussed and these discussions are not really how that works", Zuckerberg stated.

Mark Zuckerberg has continued to defend Facebook's stance on political advertising, saying the public should be able to judge "the character of politicians" for themselves.

"It was reported later that you had dinner with the president at the White House", noted King.

In the interview, Zuckerberg echoed previous statements he'd made about the choice.

He claims that as a democratic nation, the people should see what the politicians are saying and make judgments accordingly.

"And, you know, I don't think that a private company should be censoring politicians or news".

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