Facebook Inc. chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg has privately recommended several potential hires to Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign, a rare example of direct political involvement from one of tech’s most powerful executives. Bloomberg's Tyler Pager has more on "Balance of Power."
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is in Washington D.C. for a series of lawmaker meetings as the digital giant faces growing scrutiny from several corners of government. On Wednesday, Zuckerberg had dinner with a group of Senators including Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner, the ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Warner spoke about the meeting with Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli in Washington.
Facebook has told the Washington Post that the manipulated video showing chief executive Mark Zuckerberg appearing to say “whoever controls the data, controls the future” will remain on its Instagram site even though it may be fact-checked as “false”. The video was made by artists using an authentic from 2017, to demonstrate the potential power of “deepfake” videos and Facebook’s policies towards hosting them.
Chris Hughes, who co-founded Facebook Inc. with Mark Zuckerberg from their Harvard dorm room, said the company has become too powerful and influential and should be broken up. Bloomberg Intelligence's Jennifer Rie discusses on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power."