Facebook's Zuckerberg faces second day of congressional hearing

Facebook data scandal | How to check if your Facebook info. was sold to Cambridge Analytica

Facebook data scandal | How to check if your Facebook info. was sold to Cambridge Analytica

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that his personal data was handed over to election consultants Cambridge Analytica, the British firm accused of helping politicians use Facebook data to manipulate users' voting intentions around the world.

"We continue to have these abuses and these data breaches", Ms DeGette said. Kogan's company, Global Science Research, paid 300,000 Facebook users to download an app and take a personality quiz that would collect some of their user data. Then explain to users the benefits they get if they turn them on. On Tuesday, he apologized and defended his company in a rare joint Senate session that lasted almost five hours.

But if there was any question whether such contributions led to legislators going easy on the company, the answer appears to be, mostly, no.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is back on Capitol Hill.

"Yes, that's correct", he said when DeGette said since the revelations surrounding Cambridge Analytica, Facebook has also not noticed a decrease in user interaction on Facebook. "I think it is time to ask whether Facebook may have moved too fast and broken too many things", Representative Greg Walden (R-OR) said during opening statements before today's testimony.


The stock surged three per cent during his first five hours of questioning before a joint meeting of the Senate Commerce and Judiciary committees on Monday, ending the day up 4.95% at $US165.04. Shares in Facebook posted their biggest daily gain in almost two years, closing up 4.5 percent on Tuesday. Meaning if you don't take action, or are confused by the prompt, you'll give up data you don't want to. But this week, we'd like to ask you: Are you considering deactivating or deleting your Facebook account? Zuckerberg responded by noting that he's "worried we're not doing a good enough job" of outlining its content policies and standards, especially as it relates to different social norms around the world. "We didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big mistake". He said,"We limit a lot of data that we collect and use". But Facebook failed to conduct an audit to ensure that Cambridge Analytica had actually deleted the data.

The government had sought a reply from Cambridge Analytica (CA) over data breach charges by April 7.

Allegations of anti-conservative bias on the platform was a recurrent theme on Wednesday, with conservative lawmakers repeatedly accusing Zuckerberg's site of censorship.

Facebook disclosed in September that Russians under fake names had used the social network to try to influence US voters in the months before and after the 2016 election, writing about inflammatory subjects, setting up events, and buying ads.

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