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Zuckerberg reports on Cambridge Analytica scandal at EU Parliament

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Facebook CEO apologized for the data leak and listed steps assumed and planned for the improvement of the social network
12:51, 23 May 2018

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apologized for the scandal on data leak of more than 87 million users at the European Parliament and promised to improve the confidentiality system of the social network as USA Today reported.

'That was a mistake, and I’m sorry for it', Zuckerberg said, adding that the social network did not do enough to prevent the data leak but it is prepared better now and works for the further improvements.

Related: US publishes report witnessing Russia's interference in American election through Facebook

Zuckerberg reported that the workers of the company consulted with the German and French politicians to improve the work of Facebook.

'One of our top priorities is making sure we prevent anyone from trying to interfere in the elections like the Russians were able to in the U.S. in the presidential elections in 2016', he said.

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

Zuckerberg also promised to increase the number of the Facebook workers up to 10, 000 people in 12 EU countries. Now, 7, 000 people work there.

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.

Related: Facebook in arms race with Russia, - Zuckerberg

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

Earlier Zuckerberg agreed to webstream meeting with the members of the European Parliament. It should be noted that primarily Zuckerberg's meeting with the leaders of EU political groups and its members had to be private.

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