Obama to meet with Zuckerberg
February 16th, 2011
05:52 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama to meet with Zuckerberg

Washington (CNN) - President Obama will meet with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and other business leaders when he visits San Francisco Thursday, according to a source familiar with the arrangements. The topics will be promoting American innovation and the president's stated commitment to new investments in research and development, education and clean energy according to a White House official.

But at Wednesday's first press briefing by new White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, reporters wanted to know if Zuckerberg and the president might discuss Facebook and the role of social media in the Egyptian revolution and similar unrest in other North African countries. Carney's answer: "the purpose of the discussion is on innovation. You know, obviously, other topics could come up."

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  1. Socialist idiot

    Will Governemnt get buddy buddy with Facebook like they are with Google? That is the question.

    February 16, 2011 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  2. The D

    um, ok Mr. President. This man continues to amaze me with these interesting meetings. He's clueless.

    February 16, 2011 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |