Bozell Says Conservatives Had 'Very Productive First Meeting' With Facebook

By Barbara Hollingsworth | May 19, 2016 | 11:00am EDT
Media Research Center president Brent Bozell. (MRC)


( – After meeting with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, Media Research Center (MRC) president Brent Bozell says he believes Facebook has a “genuine desire” to resolve allegations that the social media platform has been censoring conservative content.

"I think this was a very productive first meeting,” Bozell said in a statement following the meeting with Zuckerberg and other conservative leaders at the company’s headquarters in Silicon Valley.

“I think Facebook understands there is a problem. And I think that from the very top, there is a genuine desire to resolve it. There were good exchanges and overall, it was cordial. We’ll see how the investigation turns out.

“There has been a serious issue of trust within the conservative movement about this issue, but everyone in that room, on both sides, wants to see it restored,” Bozell added.

On May 12, Zuckerberg invited a group of conservative leaders to meet with him privately after several unnamed former employees reportedly told Gizmodo that Facebook “routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers” from its “Trending” topics list.

Prior to meeting with Zuckerberg, Bozell said that “Facebook has a serious problem. Trust is everything and now conservatives don’t trust them.”

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