Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg To Apologize In Testimony To Congress

Mark Zuckerberg is set to appear before Congress today to answer for the recent data leak which saw the personal information of some 87 million users exposed to right-wing political demographics firm Cambridge Analytica. 

On Monday, he offered a preview of what's expected to be a public apology by releasing his prepared remarks. “We didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big mistake,” he says, alluding specifically to Russia's ability to use Facebook to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

 “It was my mistake and I’m sorry. I started Facebook, I run it and I’m responsible for what happens here.” The AP notes that Zuckerberg is meeting with several legislators on both side of the aisle in advance of today's hearing, for which he's expected to ditch his signature t-shirt for a suit.

 

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