Warren calls newly reported Zuckerberg-Trump dinner 'corruption'

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOn The Money: Trump officials struggle to get relief loans out the door | Dow soars more than 1600 points | Kudlow says officials 'looking at' offering coronavirus bonds Overnight Energy: Trump floats oil tariffs amid Russia-Saudi dispute | Warren knocks EPA over 'highly dangerous' enforcement rollback | 2019 sees big increase in methane levels in air Ex-CFPB director urges agency to 'act immediately' to help consumers during pandemic MORE (D-Mass.), a 2020 White House hopeful, on Thursday called a newly revealed dinner between Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergHillicon Valley: Trump, telecom executives talk coronavirus response | Pelosi pushes funding for mail-in voting | New York AG wants probe into firing of Amazon worker | Marriott hit by another massive breach As misinformation surges, coronavirus poses AI challenge Zuckerberg, Gates team up to contribute M for research into coronavirus treatments MORE and President TrumpDonald John TrumpOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just wrong' | Cuomo sees possible signs of curve flattening in NY We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen Barr tells prosecutors to consider coronavirus risk when determining bail: report MORE at the White House "corruption, plain and simple."

"Amid antitrust scrutiny, Facebook is going on a charm offensive with Republican lawmakers," Warren tweeted.

"And now, Mark Zuckerberg and one of Facebook's board members—a major Trump donor—had a secret dinner with Trump." 

NBC News first reported the dinner, which occurred in October, on Wednesday.

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Zuckerberg and Facebook board member Peter Thiel, a staunch Trump supporter and donor, met with the president and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpMelania Trump urges Americans to wear face coverings in public Trump again tests negative for coronavirus Melania Trump speaks with Canada's first lady following her coronavirus recovery MORE at the White House while the CEO was in town to testify about Facebook’s new cryptocurrency, Libra.

A spokesperson for Facebook confirmed the meeting in a statement to The Hill.

“As is normal for a CEO of a major US company, Mark accepted an invitation to have dinner with the President and First Lady at the White House," they said.

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The meeting was the second between Trump and Zuckerberg in as many months. Zuckerberg visited the White House in September during a trip in which he met with lawmakers to discuss their concerns about internet regulation. 

While Facebook has been dogged with unsubstantiated allegations of anti-conservative bias, the company's executives have met with several prominent figures on the right in recent months.

Warren, a vocal critic of big tech companies like Facebook, on Thursday pointed to the social media giant's ongoing scrutiny from regulators as a reason why the meeting was inappropriate.

The Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department are currently probing the country's largest and most powerful tech companies over antitrust concerns.

Warren has called for the biggest companies to be broken up as part of her presidential platform.