WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Podesta now serves as chairman of the Clinton presidential campaign.
“He’s [Zuckerberg] begun to think about whether/how he might want to shape advocacy efforts to support his philanthropic priorities and is particularly interested in meeting people who could help him understand how to move the needle on the specific public policy issues he cares most about,” Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg wrote to Podesta in an August 2015 message.
Podesta agreed to meet Zuckerberg during an upcoming trip to the “Bay Area,” which surrounds the US city of San Francisco.
If timing did not work out, Podesta said he would definitely meet with Zuckerberg on a future trip to the region.
Earlier this year, former Facebook employees accused the social media outlet of suppressing conservative news from its trending section.
Unlike in past US presidential campaigns that focused on candidates, charges of media bias have become a major issue and a source of Trump’s criticism that the outcome of the November election is rigged.