Perino & Carlson Take Us Inside Meeting Between Zuckerberg & Conservatives
On Kelly File tonight, Dana Perino and Tucker Carlson broke down the meeting between conservatives and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after allegations the social network has engaged in anti-conservative bias.
Perino said Facebook's representatives took their concerns seriously, and described the meeting as a "first step."
"I found them to be pretty genuine and sincere, and that they acknowledge that they have a trust problem with a significant portion of their customer base, and that they were trying to figure out a way -- at least a first step -- to open a dialogue so that they can try to fix it in the long run."
Carlson, who also runs the conservative news site The Daily Caller, said he was "persuaded they're worried."
"They're self-aware enough to know they have a huge problem with the conservatives who don't trust them. ... They get that they need to do a lot of work to persuade conservatives."
He said they "sort of acknowledged" that it might be a problem that most of the people who work at the Silicon Valley company share similar political views.
Zuckerberg wrote after the meeting that "conservatives and Republicans have always been an important part of Facebook."
"Donald Trump has more fans on Facebook than any other presidential candidate. And Fox News drives more interactions on its Facebook page than any other news outlet in the world. It's not even close."
Watch the segment above for more.