Facebook’s Zuckerberg to attend Munich Security Conference

Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is to attend the Munich Security Conference next month, a spokesman for the social network said on Wednesday.

Following the conference, Zuckerberg plans to meet with European decision-makers in Brussels in order to discuss new regulatory approaches for online networks, the spokesman added.

The Munich Security Conference is taking place in the southern German city from February 14-16. So far, around 30 heads of state and government have confirmed their attendance for the 2020 event as well as 70 foreign and defence ministers.

Facebook has been under immense pressure ever since the 2016 US presidential election, when it emerged that Russian propaganda campaigns were using the platform to disseminate misinformation.

Since then, the site has introduced stricter rules for political advertising on the platform and has cracked down on fake profiles.

Zuckerberg has come in for criticism, however, for his decision not to ban false claims from politicians on the site, even if they are proved to be untrue.

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