“Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg warned President Donald Trump at a White House dinner last October that Chinese tech firms posed a direct threat to the U.S. business, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter. Zuckerberg is said to have argued that clamping down on these firms should be more of a priority than reining in Facebook.” Donald: I need my lies propagating freely on Facebook. Zuck: I need us not to be broken up, and it would be good if Tik Tok weren’t a competitor anymore. (I’m no fan of Chinese-owned social media companies, but Mark Zuckerberg—who just launched his competing service called Reels—is the wrong messenger for this warning…)

+ TikTok sues Trump administration over US ban.