Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg met with several leading conservatives on Wednesday to try and quell concerns that the world's largest social network is politically biased.
The meeting came after tech blog Gizmodo said Facebook suppressed pro-conservative stories and forced others to artificially appear in the social media site's influential "trending topics" list.
Zuckerberg has denied the allegations in the article and invited a group of conservatives to Facebook's Menlo Park, CA campus in a meeting described as "productive" by several of the attendees.
"We've built Facebook to be a platform for all ideas. Our community's success depends on everyone feeling comfortable sharing anything they want. It doesn't make sense for our mission or our business to suppress political content or prevent anyone from seeing what matters most to them," Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook.
"The reality is, conservatives and Republicans have always been an important part of Facebook. Donald Trump has more fans on Facebook than any other presidential candidate. And Fox News drives more interactions on its Facebook page than any other news outlet in the world. It's not even close."