Facebook sends privacy alerts to affected users

Facebook sends privacy alerts to affected users

"What's happening in Myanmar is a awful tragedy, and we need to do more", Zuckerberg said during a 5-hour joint hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee.

"I actually am not aware of a subpoena - I believe that there may be [one] - but I know we're working with them", Zuckerberg said.

When Thune pressed on why people should trust him now, after years of his promises to do better, Zuckerberg admitted that "we have made a lot of mistakes in running the company". Facebook and other social media companies were chastised by the British Parliament in a 2017 report for "failing to remove illegal content when asked to do so - including risky terrorist recruitment material, promotion of sexual abuse of children and incitement to racial hatred".

Zuckerberg did stumble in answering a couple questions, including how Facebook staff came to the decision not to notify users of the Cambridge Analytica data issue when it first came to light in 2015.

The Congressional hearings come almost a month after news broke that Cambridge Analytica, a data firm with ties to President Donald Trump's campaign, accessed information from as many as 87 million Facebook users without their knowledge.

Patience with the social network had already worn thin among users, advertisers and investors after the company said last year that Russian Federation used Facebook for years to try to sway USA politics, an allegation Moscow denies. The Facebook leader seemed open to the possibility of new transparency requirements in his response.

NBC reported that Zuckerberg prepared for his testimony by participating in four practice sessions.

While it's not clear whether additional government regulation is a likely outcome following the Senate's questioning Tuesday, or Wednesday's House hearing, some local industry watchers predicted little is likely to change.

ZUCKERBERG: Yes. There may be some data that is necessary to provide the service that we do, but I don't have that, sitting here today, so that's something that I would want to follow up with you on.

"Zuckerberg is conciliatory in his presentation", said Mariann Montagne, portfolio manager at Gradient Investments in Arden Hills, Minnesota.

Earlier this year, Mueller charged 13 Russian individuals and three Russian companies in a plot to interfere in the 2016 presidential election through a social media propaganda effort that included online ad purchases using USA aliases and politicking on United States soil.

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As many as 43 senators are set to question Zuckerberg, including Sen.

In a similar exchange, Sen.

"You say you use (AI) Artificial Intelligence to find this".

In other words, it appears that Facebook may not have regularly checked to make sure that apps complied with its rules.

Zuckerberg again demurred, saying: "I'm going to direct my team to focus on this".

The crowded Senate hearing was not without theatrics, although most was from the audience, like an activist dressed in costume as a Russian internet "troll".

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"Recently, UN investigators blamed Facebook for playing a role in inciting possible genocide in Myanmar", Leahy said, as he cited the tragic death of a Muslim journalist.

"My top priority has always been our social mission of connecting people, building community and bringing the world closer together", he said.

Facebook has been trying to fix trust with its users since the scandal first developed.

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