The secretary of state later had dinner with venture capitalists and tech industry leaders to discuss foreign policy, including Iran.
Rachel Bovard, a senior adviser with internet Accountability Project, said Big Tech has been complicit in allowing its technology to facilitate the Chinese genocide of Uighur Muslims, and she said she hoped Mr. Pompeo pushed the tech titans for greater accountability.
Some conservative tech policy groups said Mr. Pompeo’s outreach would hopefully lead to more Big Tech cooperation with U.S. goals abroad.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lambasted China for cybertheft in a policy discussion Monday in Silicon Valley, the heart of American technology.
Mr. Trump has met privately with technology company executives throughout his tenure, including an October meeting with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.