Kara Swisher and Brian Stelter hosted a book party for Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang to celebrate the publication of “An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination” at Comet Ping Pong in Washington, DC. Swisher and Stelter gave impassioned speeches about the importance of the book which delves deeply into Facebook and the relationship of Sheryl Sandberg and Mark Zuckerberg.
Guests included members of Congress Senator Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Ro Khanna and government officials including Acting FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel, FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra, Lina Khan’s Chief of Staff Jen Howard, Biden Advisor to Federal Trade Commission on Consumer Protection, Competition Tim Wu. Guests included Biden White House top aides John McCarthy and Katie Petreleius, former FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, Common Sense Media CEO Jim Steyer, media stars Jake Tapper, Jeff Goldberg, Kaitlan Collins, Yasmeen Abutaleb, Yamiche Alcindor. Some Washington favorites were in attendance including Heather Podesta, Tom Wheeler, Kelley McCormick, Carol Melton, Niki Christoff, David Chavern, Jen Stout, Craig Gordon, Luther Lowe and Weija Jiang.