Tucker Carlson is one of Fox News channel’s most popular hosts.
But Carlson’s career was just thrown for a loop.
And now Carlson’s life changed forever after this closed-door meeting.
One of the many issues Tucker Carlson passionately covers on his nightly Fox News program is social media censorship of conservatives.
Tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google are run and staffed by left-wing ideologues.
And both sides of the political spectrum recently turned their focus on the Silicon Valley titans.
But Democrats and Republicans have different reasons for wanting to crack down on Big Tech.
Republicans think liberal tech executives wear ideological blinders that see conservative viewpoints as “hate speech” but liberals expressing their beliefs as “mainstream.”
Democrats think tech companies let Donald Trump win the 2016 election by allowing conservatives to spread “fake news” and violate users data privacy.
So Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been quietly meeting with conservative leaders to iron out issues of censorship.
Politico exclusively reports:
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been hosting informal talks and small, off-the-record dinners with conservative journalists, commentators and at least one Republican lawmaker in recent months to talk about issues like free speech and discuss partnerships.
The dinners, which began in July, are part of Zuckerberg’s broader effort to cultivate friends on the right amid outrage by President Donald Trump and his allies over alleged “bias” against conservatives at Facebook and other major social media companies. “I’m under no illusions that he’s a conservative but I think he does care about some of our concerns,” said one person familiar with the gatherings, which multiple sources have confirmed.
And one of the conservatives Zuckerberg met with was Tucker Carlson.
Politico exclusively reports:
As part of the series, Zuckerberg met earlier this year with Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who insinuated that Facebook had become a monopoly during a congressional hearing last year; Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who has fingered Zuckerberg as contributing to “the death of free speech in America”; and conservative radio talk host Hugh Hewitt, who has cautioned against a DOJ enforcement action but has called for a “new regulatory regime” to minimize “big tech bias” against conservatives.
Carlson is a regular critic of social media companies and routinely gives airtime to conservatives like Missouri Senator Josh Hawley who’s promoting a bill to ensure social media companies are viewpoint neutral.
Zuckerberg’s meeting could be a quiet admission on the part of social media companies that they need to address free speech concerns.
Republicans issue with social media companies largely centers around the suppression of conservative users and their ability to express their political beliefs.
On the other hand, liberals want to break up these companies and limit their ability to run advertising which will cripple their bottom line.
Zuckerberg and other tech CEOs can quiet critics like Carlson – who don’t want to destroy these companies but just want a fair and equal playing field – by working to ensure that their platforms don’t employ a double standard to liberal and conservative political speech.
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