Mark Zuckerberg says he'll meet 'leading conservatives' after Facebook political suppression claims

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On Thursday night, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed the charges that his social network's Trending Topics feature suppresses conservative articles. In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg said he and his staff "take this report very seriously and are conducting a full investigation" into the allegations published in Gizmodo, but that "we have found no evidence that this report is true." He added that he wants to ensure that "our platform stays as open as possible," and toward that end, "in the coming weeks, I'll also be inviting leading conservatives and people from across the political spectrum to talk with me about this and share their points of view."

On Tuesday, Sen. John Thune (R-S.C.) demanded an explanation from Zuckerberg, including about how Facebook "investigates claims of politically motivated manipulation."

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