Facebook refuses to testify at U.S. House of Representatives

Source : 112 Ukraine

However, it noted about the readiness to hold a dialogue with the congressmen
12:49, 26 April 2018


The social network Facebook declined the invitation to testify the data leak of more than 87 million users on April 26 at the hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives as Reuters reported.

‘The company said that even though it will not appear, it looks ‘forward to a continuing dialogue with members of the committee about Facebook’s strong commitment to being a platform for all voices and ideas’’, the message said.

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Alphabet Inc и Twitter Inc were also invited to testify, however, the companies do not comment the situation.

Also, the European Parliament in Brussels urges Facebook to testify by it ignores the invitation.

Related: Russia can block Facebook if it does not fulfill Roskomnadzor demands

As it was reported earlier, against the scandal with data leak of 50 million users and the use of it by Cambridge Analytica Company, Facebook reported on the simplifying of the privacy settings.

Zuckerberg was invited to the European Parliament to explain this incident. He should explain whether the use of European's data for the manipulation took place. It could be used by London’s Cambridge Analytica Company during Trump's election campaign.

Related: Facebook in arms race with Russia, - Zuckerberg

On April 10, Zuckerberg has already testified in the hearing at the U.S. Senate.

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