Mark Zuckerberg says he wants to make good with Republicans who don't trust Facebook following allegations of censorship of conservative topics in the social network's trending news tab.

"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," he wrote in a Facebook status update following a meeting with more than a dozen prominent conservatives.

He said that while Silicon Valley may have a liberal bent, the social platform is created for users of "every background and ideology."

A former Facebook news curator told Gizmodo recently that Facebook regularly suppressed conservative news.

"I'd come on shift and I'd discover that CPAC or Mitt Romney or Glenn Beck or popular conservative topics wouldn't be trending because either the curator didn't recognize the news topic or it was like they had a bias against Ted Cruz," the former employee reportedly said.

As of Wednesday evening, most of those who attended the meeting had not publicly shared responses to the meeting.  CNN's Brian Stelter, who covers media, tweeted that there were 16 in attendance.

Conservative TV personality and radio host Glenn Beck, who attended the meeting, tweeted afterward, "Lots to talk about."

He linked to a video he had posted prior to the meeting, where he said, "I don't know what's going to happen out of this. I'm just really anxious to hear what they're going to say."

Conservative publisher Brent Bozell told Buzzfeed after the meeting concluded that "everyone in that room wants the trust to be restored," and he believed Facebook representatives at the meeting came off as sincere.

Published on: May 18, 2016