Facebook didn't do enough to stop misuse: Mark Zuckerberg

Adjust Comment Print

The 33-year-old chief executive, wearing a dark suit rather than his trademark hoodie, met lawmakers on Capitol Hill yesterday.

The personal data of more than 300,000 Australian Facebook users was "improperly shared" with an analytics firm as part of the recent data harvesting scandal, the social media giant has revealed. He will also likely face questions about advertisements and posts placed by Russian operatives, in what USA authorities believe was an attempt to influence the United States 2016 Presidential election.

"For conservatives like me", Eric Wilson, Marco Rubio's 2016 presidential campaign digital director and founder of LearnTestOptimize.com, recently wrote in a Politico op-ed, "it's not easy to call for increased regulation and antitrust enforcement, but Facebook has shown time and again that its leaders, including Mark Zuckerberg himself, aren't capable of responsibly wielding their huge power and influence in Americans' lives".

There is a link to download a copy of all your Facebook data.

Can you delete Facebook information apps already have on you? They are still down nearly 17 percent from highs hit in January, amid a broader tech selloff, partly because of investor concerns about regulation. Nelson and Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune asked Zuckerberg to testify to "restore lost trust" in the company.

A senior Senate GOP aide helping organize the joint Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Commerce Committee hearing told Breitbart News that it is standard practice not to swear witnesses like this in under oath. Wednesday, he is set to appear before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which released his prepared statement in advance.

On Monday night, CNN reported that the biggest Black Lives Matter page on Facebook is fake, once again raising questions about the integrity of Facebook's platform.

Facebook users are discovering that the social media site holds on to every video they've recorded - even if they never published it.

Over the weekend, Facebook announced that it had suspended AggregateIQ (AIQ), a Canada-based data-mining firm used by the official pro-Brexit campaign group, Vote Leave.

However, Facebook has said that Kogan violated its terms of service by giving the information to Cambridge Analytica.

Lawmakers are also expected to press Zuckerberg closely on the 2016 election, which he anticipated in his written testimony.

"It's clear now that we didn't do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm." he said.

Zuckerberg also apologized for being "too slow to spot and respond to Russian interference" during the 2016 us presidential election. He vowed to make improvements, adding it would take time, but he was "committed to getting it right".

In the aftermath of the 2016 election, Russian interference helped by social media platforms was made public.

He admitted that it was the company's responsibility to protect its users' data.

"We face a number of important issues around privacy, safety, and democracy, and you will rightfully have some hard questions for me to answer", Zuckerberg said.

Facebook Canada said notifications would start rolling out Monday, so it could be some time before people see the alert on their news feed.

KSFY News reporter Kelley Smith checked her Facebook apps that fell into this category.

Comments