Wednesday, April 11, 2018
FACEBOOK UNDER FIRE
Washington (AP)-Under fire for the worst privacy fiasco in his company’s history. Facebook CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg battled away often-aggressive questioning from lawmakers who accused him of failing to protect the personal information of millions of Americans from Russians intent on upsetting the U.S. election
During five hours of Senate questioning Tuesday, Zuckerberg apologized several times for Facebook failures, disclosed that his company was working with special counsel Robert Mueller in the federal probe of Russian election interference and said it was working hard to change its own operations after the harvesting of users’ private data by a data mining company affiliated with Donald’s Trump campaign.
Ahead of the hearing John Cornyn of Texas, the No.2 Republican in the senate said, “This is a serious matter and I think people expect us to take action .”
In all, he skated largely unharmed through his first day of congressional testimony. He’ll face House questioners Wednesday.
Here’s a video of Zuckerberg testimony, testifies before House Committee happening now.