Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with President Trump at the White House on Thursday, during a trip to Washington to meet with policymakers about future tech regulation.
A report from CNBC quoted an unnamed Facebook (FB - Get Report) spokesperson as saying Zuckerberg was "meeting with policymakers to hear their concerns and talk about future internet regulation. He also had a good, constructive meeting with President Trump at the White House today."
Trump tweeted a photo and called the meeting "nice."
Jennifer Jacobs, senior White House reporter for Bloomberg News, tweeted that Dan Scavino, White House social media director, and Jared Kushner also were in the meeting.
Scoop: WH aides Dan Scavino and Jared Kushner joined Trump for the Facebook meeting. Scavino, who is Trump's social media director, is the WH aide who uses the platform the most. CEO Mark Zuckerberg trying to sway Congress and policy makers who have been critical of Facebook.— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) September 19, 2019
Facebook, along with Amazon (AMZN - Get Report) , Apple (AAPL - Get Report) and Alphabet (GOOGL - Get Report) is under scrutiny from regulators and lawmakers as leaders of both parties in the House Judiciary Committee have requested private communications from top executives and other detailed information about their individual internal operations.
Alphabet has been asked to turn over internal emails and other records related to its prior mergers, including its purchase of YouTube, as well as documents it has turned over to foreign governments in connection with previous antitrust probes of the company, according to the Washington Post.
Meanwhile, Facebook has been asked to turn over records of Zuckerberg's communications that may have discussed corporate rivals, including about companies they have since acquired such as Instagram and WhatsApp.
Trump has been critical of Facebook, as well as other tech companies, targeting Facebook's proposed digital currency, Libra, and also because the president says he believes the social media platform is biased against conservatives.