Mark Zuckerberg braces for tough questions from Congress

Mark Zuckerberg braces for tough questions from Congress

Mark Zuckerberg braces for tough questions from Congress

Nelson told reporters after his private meeting with Zuckerberg Monday that he was "highly skeptical" of Facebook's ability to address rampant privacy issues.

The Facebook chief will testify before senators on Tuesday and the House of Representatives on Wednesday after millions of users of his social network had their data breached by a firm working on Donald Trump's campaign. CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged that he made a "huge mistake" in failing to take a broad enough view of what Facebook's responsibility is in the world. On the other, Zuckerberg has repeatedly said he's sorry for offenses against his users' privacy because his business model contradicts his self-righteous public posture.

Facebook also started notifying a potential 87 million people, including 622,161 Canadians, if their information may have been shared with the United Kingdom -based consultancy firm that's accused of analyzing and selling social media data to political campaigns.

In his testimony, Zuckerberg plans to repeat explanations he has already given publicly for the way Cambridge Analytica managed to get hold of personal information on millions of Americans, as well as on Facebook members from other countries.

Zuckerberg said it is "clear now that we didn't do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm as well". If it's the latter, why shouldn't Facebook allow people to opt out of being targeted by ads?

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Zuckerberg has been unclear about whether Facebook would extend the European protections to the US and elsewhere.

Facebook believes about 87 million users were affected.

The fact that the current U.S. president used this data to help secure an election win is pretty scary, and a lot of people want the use of this information restricted and regulated to stop us from becoming a real life Black Mirror episode. His appearance will give lawmakers the opportunity to grill him about the Cambridge Analytica episode, as well as evidence that Russian agents manipulated Facebook's network to spread false information that may have swayed the 2016 election. "The consent decree was designed exactly to avoid this Cambridge Analytica problem".

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The founder of Facebook, who has apologized for privacy breaches throughout much of his company's existence, is back at it, on a much larger stage than ever before.

"We will continue working with the government to understand the full extent of Russian interference", Zuckerberg said.

On Monday, Facebook agreed to supply proprietary data for a study on its role in elections and democracy.

"My top priority has always been our social mission of connecting people, building community and bringing the world closer together", Zuckerberg said.

"The focus will be entirely forward looking". Just recently, we've seen the #metoo movement and the March for Our Lives, organised, at least in part, on Facebook.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg walks at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) on Capitol Hill, April 9, 2018.

But Brian Wieser of Pivotal Research said the entire digital advertising industry, of which Google and Facebook are the leaders, could be impacted by the scandal.

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According to an earlier Tech Crunch report on Friday, "Three sources confirm that old Facebook messages they received from Zuckerberg have disappeared from their Facebook inboxes, while their own replies to him conspicuously remain". He said "Apple makes money off of good products, not off of you".

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