Zuckerberg Headed To Hot Seat Before Congress

The American Congress wins the draw.Liberty Slate

Worldwide, a number of different legislative bodies are looking for answers as to how the personal information of tens of millions of Facebook users ended up in the hands of Cambridge Analytica, a data mining and analysis company. India and Great Britain are among the nations looking for answers. But, the one that will get answers from the founder and CEO of one of the world’s most popular social media platforms is the one where it resides.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly decided to testify before Congress on the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

CNN reports that Zuckerberg’s appearance on Capitol Hill could occur in a matter of weeks. So far, the company hasn’t publicly confirmed the news. But US lawmakers have asked Facebook’s CEO to testify before at least three Congressional committees.

The committees are demanding answers over how 50 million Facebook users had their data leaked to the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, which assisted Donald Trump’s campaign in the 2016 election. Last week, Zuckerberg said he was open to testifying before Congress, but also suggested someone from his legal team might be better suited to appear.

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