Clearview AI, which has alarmed privacy experts, hired several far-right employees, a HuffPost investigation found.
Facebook confirmed to NBC News that the October meeting had taken place. The company would not say, however, what was discussed during the dinner.
The president parroted baseless claims made by tech giant billionaire Peter Thiel, who was featured on the network.
The Trump ally and American consulting firms like McKinsey and Bain did not immediately respond to HuffPost questions about their ongoing involvement.
What the PayPal co-founder planned to do with the news site remains unclear.
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The news was first reported by Reuters, which did not specify Thiel's motivations.
Thiel, a tech billionaire, is an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump.
It would give him the power to delete the shuttered site's entire archive.