“Meeting new people and hearing from a wide range of viewpoints is part of learning,” Zuckerberg helpfully added. “If you haven’t tried it, I suggest you do!”

Translation: I am mad you little people know about this. Also, I absolutely either do not understand that right-wingers are just trying to game me into making policy changes favorable to them, or am otherwise fine with it so long as it takes some of the heat off of me.

It does seem Zuckerberg is “learning” something. As Politico noted, Zuckerberg’s outreach to conservatives appears to have coincided both with increasing antitrust scrutiny of Facebook in DC and seeming efforts to mollify GOP critics via policy changes, like letting Donald Trump openly lie in ads.


“... The White House is looking for meaningful steps from Facebook on a number of fronts [such as] competition, free speech for everybody including conservatives, and privacy,” a senior Trump official told Politico. “Nominal outreach won’t cut it.”