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Facebook’s Zuckerberg to testify before US committee


Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg will today testify before the senators and a House panel tomorrow in connection with the sharing of Facebook user’s data with Cambridge Analytica.

He will be asked how 87 million Facebook users’ data was improperly shared with a political consultancy. He is also likely to face questions about ads and posts placed by Russian operatives, in what U.S. authorities believe was an attempt to influence the U.S. 2016 election.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee released his written testimony on the eve of his first Congressional appearance.

In his testimony, Zuckerberg said he accepts the responsibility for Facebook’s failure to protect private data and prevent manipulation of the platform. Zuckerberg said, Facebook did not take a broad enough view of its responsibility and that was a big mistake. Zuckerberg said he is responsible for what happens. The Facebook chief said he has called for more secure investments, stressing that protecting community is more important than maximizing our profit.

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