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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to Capitol Hill: ‘It was my mistake, and I’m sorry’

By NL Team

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Mark Zuckerberg’s apology spree continues. The latest has him accepting responsibility for the social media platform’s failure to protect private data from third-party apps like Cambridge Analytica, according to his prepared remarks published by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Facebook CEO also plans to tell lawmakers, “That goes for fake news. We didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big mistake. It was my mistake, and I’m sorry. I started Facebook, I run it, and I’m responsible for what happens here.”

The release of his testimony for Wednesday’s appearance before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, indeed works in favour of Facebook’s public relations. According to Chicago Tribune, Zuckerberg will testify before a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees on Tuesday and before the House panel on Wednesday. Facebook has also started notifying 87 million people, that include 622,161 Canadians, if their information may have been shared with the UK-based consultancy firm. The firm is accused of selling private data to political campaigns, The Star reported.

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