For Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his critics in Congress, Festivus may be coming early this year.
The Facebook boss is on Capitol Hill this week to meet with lawmakers, which comes as Reuters writes the company is seeking to improve its reputation in Washington, D.C. The aim, Facebook says, is to discuss "future internet regulation," although Politico reports that "officials set to huddle with the Facebook chief say they also plan to air their grievances about the company's conduct."
Among the lawmakers Zuckerberg is set to meet with is Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), who in the past has been highly critical of Facebook amid its numerous privacy scandals and has voiced concerns about its plans to launch a cryptocurrency, Libra. Schatz told Politico he'll bring the planned cryptocurrency up with Zuckerberg, saying, "I just don't like the Libra idea."