Over two days of hearings, Mark Zuckerberg will be grilled by members of Congress about Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, how the platform manages users’ data policies, election integrity, and broader concerns about the company’s role in society.
Follow along for up-to-date news and analyses of Zuckerberg’s trip to DC.
House Democrats unveil a new set of questions for Facebook
Artificial intelligence is not a solution for shortsightedness and lack of transparency
How to rein in data collection without going through Congress
‘We run ads’
These members of Congress did their homework
Multiple legislators have asked Mark Zuckerberg about Lynnette “Diamond” Hardaway and Rochelle “Silk” Richardson, who complained that Facebook was limiting the reach of their videos.
For some reason
A clear yes, then a not-so-clear yes
The Facebook CEO has a personal stake in the recent data-privacy scandal
‘(Don’t say we already do what GDPR requires)’
Mark Zuckerberg told Sen. Ted Cruz that Facebook’s hiring and firing decisions weren’t based on politics, including the departure of Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey.
The CONSENT Act is the toughest effort yet to rein in ad targeting online
‘Is there an alternative to Facebook in the private sector?’ asked Sen. Lindsey Graham
‘There will always be a version of Facebook that is free’
As Zuckerberg prepares to testify, a powerful Illinois privacy law will be facing a new threat
Facebook faces tough critics on both sides of the aisle
Mark Zuckerberg’s opening testimony for Wednesday’s House of Representatives hearing has been posted online.