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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will extend an olive branch to several high profile conservative figures in US politics on Wednesday. The site 89724050_hi032873613has been accused of tampering with its Trending Topics feature, promoting “progressive” views and websites over content presenting views from the American right.

Mr Zuckerberg has denied the reports – which first appeared on tech news site Gizmodo – were accurate, though the site did concede that the feature was controlled by human editors rather than a popularity algorithm.Facebook confirmed a guest list of six people for the meeting. It is understood that several others declined Mr Zuckerberg’s offer.

Matthew Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, wrote in a statement: “We will not be attending this meeting. We know one meeting cannot possibly resolve all of the above mentioned issues.”