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Zuckerberg meets critics after bias flap

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>> Mark Zuckerberg and Glenn Beck, not exactly two guys who spend a lot of time together but Wednesday the Facebook CEO and the conservative media personality meet in Menlo Park for what could be an awkward gathering. Facebook inviting Beck and other key right wing voices like Dana Perino of Fox News, after it came under fire over a report last week accusing it of omitting views from the right from its influential trending list of topics.
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Reuters tech editor, Johnathan Webber, says expect this to be largely a piece of Theater on both sides.>> But I think for Facebook, it's a way of kind of showing that they're taking the issue seriously. For the conservative media personalities that are attending, that's just a way to promote their brands and their own media sites.
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One of the reasons that I doubt the meeting will be hostile, is because Glenn Beck and these other guys, just like all other media entrepreneurs, they rely on Facebook a lot for distribution.>> Beck, who's a former Fox News host said on Facebook, of course, that it would be interesting to look Zukerberg in the eye as he explains.
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Zukerberg has said Facebook is looking into the allegations. And has so far found no evidence that the report is true.