Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Will Testify In Congress On April 11

Zuckerberg had said in recent interviews that he was "open" to testifying in relation to questions over how Cambridge Analytica, a United Kingdom -based data analysis firm, was able to acquire the user data of 50 million Facebook users.

Zuckerberg will appear before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 11, the panel said on Wednesday.

In a joint statement, committee chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and ranking member Frank Pallone, Jr.

We learned last month that psychology professor Aleksandr Kogan had obtained data about 50 million Facebook users-allegedly under false pretenses-and then turned it over to the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.

Facebook said late Wednesday that as many as 87 million people may have had their data accessed in the Cambridge Analytica scandal - an increase from the 50 million disclosed in published reports.

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In Congress, Zuckerberg has faced demands by two other committees - the Senate Commerce Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee - that he testify.

Zuckerberg insisted that Facebook users around the world already have numerous tools that will be required under the law, including the ability to request a copy of their data and destroy it.

In February, 13 Russian nationals were indicted for using Facebook and other social media sites to interfere in the US presidential election. The Trump campaign paid the firm almost $6 million during the 2016 election, although it has since distanced itself. Facebook banned Cambridge Analytica, the researcher and a former employee from the platform in March. The stock was down 2.7 percent on Wednesday.

Other congressional committees are looking to hear from Facebook executives too. Panera Bread website leaked customer data Facebook bans over 200 new Russian accounts MORE said Tuesday that the social media giant will not offer all of the new privacy standards mandated by the European Union outside of the regulations' jurisdiction.

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