Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg joined President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for dinner at the White House in October. “As is normal for a CEO of a major U.S. company, Mark accepted an invitation to have dinner with the President and First Lady at the White House,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement to NBC News.The dinner took place while Zuckerberg was in Washington, DC, for his scheduled testimony and private meetings with several members of Congress. Facebook board member Peter Thiel also joined the president and Zuckerberg for the dinner. Trump also met with Zuckerberg in September, sharing a picture of the meeting after it happened. Nice meeting with Mark Zuckerberg of @Facebook in the Oval Office today. https://t.co/k5ofQREfOc pic.twitter.com/jNt93F2BsG — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 20, 2019 The news of a private dinner drew outrage from Facebook and Trump critics, despite former President Barack Obama also spending a lot of … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg Secretly Joined Donald Trump for Dinner at the White House
Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Scientists have long theorized about a hypothetical “most excruciating dinner party possible,” and now a potential breakthrough has been made: In October, Mark Zuckerberg, Peter Thiel, and Donald Trump had dinner in Washington, D.C. NBC News confirmed the existence of the dinner, which neither Facebook nor the White House had announced. How should we feel about the fact that 2007 Muhammad Ali Entrepreneur Award Winner and President of the United States Donald Trump is privately and secretively dining with the executive of the largest communications apparatus on the planet and his democracy-skeptic mentor? Scared? Paranoid? Facebook suggests you should feel no particular way about it: “As is normal for a CEO of a major U.S. company, Mark accepted an invitation to have dinner with the president and first lady at the White House,” the company told NBC. They are, of course, right: This dinner was very normal. Not only is it normal … [Read more...] about How Should You Feel About Mark Zuckerberg’s Dinner Date With Peter Thiel and Donald Trump?
Photo: PRWeb Photo: PRWeb Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: PRWeb Texas Realtor Mark Nanny Helping Kids in Need Keep Warm and Boost Self-Confidence 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Lubbock Realtor Mark Nanny, of Coldwell Banker, hosts donation drive for Operation Warm to help supply brand-new winter coats to children. LUBBOCK, Texas (PRWEB) November 21, 2019 Mark will be collecting funds from November 25 to December 13 for Operation Warm as part of THE NALA’s collective cause marketing program, which encourages businesses across the country to collect at the same time to make a bigger impact. The mission of Operation Warm is to provide brand-new winter coats to children in need. To donate to Operation Warm through Mark Nanny, visit … [Read more...] about Texas Realtor Mark Nanny Helping Kids in Need Keep Warm and Boost Self-Confidence
Mark Zuckerberg has been on a massive publicity tour, but he doesn’t seem to be winning any hearts or minds. Let’s take the recent announcement that Facebook would partner with news publishers. One might assume this would be popular with the press, but the inclusion of the right-wing website Breitbart.com raised media observers’ eyebrows. Adam Mosseri, who currently heads Instagram, addressed the criticism on Twitter, asking if we “ Once upon a time, I would’ve been cheering Facebook’s decision to include a conservative outlet among its list of news publishers. But that was before Steve Bannon took over and declared Breitbart “the platform for the alt-right.” Since then, Breitbart has largely embraced the fever swamps on the right, while undermining mainstream conservatism, and elevating Donald Trump to the White House. This makes me question both the reflexive temptation to designate “inclusion” as an unalloyed … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg Is Making Me Rethink My Free-Speech Absolutism
(CNN)Heroes don't always wear a cape, which is the basic spine of "Dark Waters," a slow-flowing, moderately satisfying movie about a real-life corporate scandal that defiling the environment, and the low-key attorney who doggedly led the fight against it. Said scandal involves DuPont, the chemical company, which put the lie to its "Better living through chemistry" slogan by poisoning the residents of Parkersburg, a West Virginia town and home to one of its plants, with the byproducts used to make Teflon. The attorney -- played by Mark Ruffalo -- is Rob Bilott, an Ohio insurance-defense lawyer who puts his personal and professional life at risk, after being reluctantly drawn into the case. Indeed, Bilott is basically minding his own business when an ailing farmer (Bill Camp) shows up in the late 1990s, having been referred by Bilott's grandma. After initially dismissing the guy, Bilott begins to examine the situation, finding evidence that DuPont not only created these unsafe … [Read more...] about ‘Dark Waters’ casts Mark Ruffalo as the crusading lawyer who toppled DuPont