Mark Zuckerberg Meets With Conservative Leaders

"I know many conservatives don't trust that our platform surfaces content without a political bias."

Mark Zuckerberg’s meeting with more than a dozen conservative figures apparently went as well as it could have.

The powwow was assembled after former Facebook staffers said their bosses made them suppress conservative news stories from Facebook’s Trending feature.

In a post on Facebook, Zuckerberg explained that despite what people think, it wouldn’t make any business sense to omit news from conservative sites that are constantly spewing hate and incorrect information. Well, it was something close to that:

We’ve built Facebook to be a platform for all ideas. Our community’s success depends on everyone feeling comfortable sharing anything they want. It doesn’t make sense for our mission or our business to suppress political content or prevent anyone from seeing what matters most to them.

Still, Zuckerberg admitted that there was work to be done.

“I know many conservatives don’t trust that our platform surfaces content without a political bias,” he wrote. “I wanted to hear their concerns personally and have an open conversation about how we can build trust. I want to do everything I can to make sure our teams uphold the integrity of our products.”