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Posted on 09/12/2013 6:59:52 AM PDT by Qbert
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will meet with the top four House Republicans next week in Washington.
The high tech CEOs visit comes as Facebook is facing ongoing scrutiny over privacy concerns and Internet safety.
Zuckerberg will meet Thursday with Speaker John Boehner and the rest of his leadership team, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Whip Kevin McCarthy and Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
The meeting is expected to be a broad discussion of issues related to Facebook, according to a GOP aide. While immigration may come up, the meeting is not specifically to discuss comprehensive reform, which Zuckerberg has advocated for, the aide said.
Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In the wake of the Edward Snowden scandal, Facebook and other tech companies have been dealing with an onslaught of public and lawmaker scrutiny over what information they turn over to the federal government. Facebook filed a lawsuit earlier this week at the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, joining Google and Microsoft, to try and push for the ability to release more information about the surveillance orders they receive.
The meeting comes as Zuckerberg, himself, has become more political joining with other tech execs to form an issue advocacy group Fwd.US that has focused primarily on passing comprehensive immigration reform. Earlier this year, he also hosted a fundraiser for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at his home.
In addition to contributing $15,000 to Facebooks political action committee Zuckerberg has also contributed heavily to Newark Mayor Cory Bookers senate bid, writing a check in mid-June to his campaign for $10,400.
Facebook spent $3.5 million on lobbying during the first half of 2013 with several lobbying firms on retainer, including Elmendorf Ryan, Patton Boggs, Peck Madigan Jones, Steptoe & Johnson and Stewart Strategies and Solutions.
Nothing good will come of this.
Girls night out?
And the four will come out of it and sat “Like me, please!”
There is no reason for GOP leadership to give this leftist twit face time unless they’re willing to dance for his money. They’re certainly not having him in to school him on freedom, privacy and liberty.
I can just hear Zuckerbum.....If you do not agree with me, I’ll start a Facepalm effort against. you....
Zuckerberg is probably the worst CEO in all of technology and a RAT to boot.
The GOP abandoned Silicon Valley back in 2001 and it looks like they still don’t have a clue what they are doing.
I reckon he’ll off them 10,000 “Likes” in return for favors.
Or maybe they’ll just sit around a crochet, or compare notes on which brand of pantyhose feel best under a suit.
Buncha metrosexual wimps...
Bonehead and Cantor both must be removed. They sold us out to the Saudis (war we don’t want) and Mexico (invasion we don’t want).
must be nice to sit down with leaders at your own request
we the people , ah remember that ?
"There is no reason for GOP leadership to give this leftist twit face time unless theyre willing to dance for his money."
Yep. It's revolting. Mark Zuckerberg is the antithesis of almost everything the base stands for- this is a slap in the face to all of the hard-working people who got these clowns elected in the first place.
Plus, the GOP-e doesn't even have the honesty to admit what the meeting is really about- Zuckerberg made a statement that he would be bringing up amnesty (obviously).
Has Zuckerman made his politics public?
The closeted-Democrat Cantor really has had a nice past few months with his vanity projects, hasn’t he? He pushed his amnesty bill, backed his buddy Obama on Syria (before seeing any of the evidence), tried to pull a fast one on funding Obamacare, and now this...
He seriously needs to be primaried.
Just follow his money.
NO MORE IMMIGRATION SELL-OUTS.
Immigration is the main subject of the meeting no matter what they say. Zuckerberg has been supporting the Gang of Eight with big bucks and TvV ads. The full-court press is on.
"Of course we'll be happy to build an automatic data bridge directly into the NSA for you. Just to be reconfirm, our Obamacare exemptions are locked in for 20 years, correct?"