Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will appear before Congress today for his second day of testimony regarding the data-privacy scandal between his website and Cambridge Analytica. Today’s hearing will begin at 10:00 a.m. EST.
Zuckerberg will speak before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where he will face further questions about how Cambridge Analytica illegally obtained Facebook data from 87 million users during the 2016 election. The data firm not only enabled Russian operatives spreading online disinformation throughout 2016, but it also led to a series of privacy abuses on Facebook as a whole.
On Monday, Zuckerberg took responsibility over the Cambridge Analytica scandal in his statement, and he apologized for not having done more to protect users. On Tuesday, Zuckerberg faced a plethora of questions regarding data privacy and whether his social network has a liberal bias
It is likely that Zuckerberg will use his time to go into detail about the new policies Facebook will enact to protect the privacy of their users. The main proposal Zuckerberg announced was that advertisers and public figures who run large Facebook pages will need to be verified if they want to run political content.
Watch above, via NBC.
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