The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, accepted to testify before the U.S. Congress regarding the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal Facebook has also been dragged into.
Mark Zuckerberg accepted the invitation to speak before the Energy and Commerce Committee of the House of Representatives. However a date has not been set and the spokesman of the Committee refused to confirm the rumor that the hearing will take place on April 12.
While Mark Zuckerberg accepted to appear before the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. Congress, he refused to appear before the British Parliament.
Mark Zuckerberg has been under huge pressure lately to explain the way Facebook manages private data after the company has admitted back in September of 2017 of selling ads to Russia with the purpose of influencing the U.S. presidential elections.
In October of 2017, Facebook send its general counsel, Colin Stretch, to attend a Congress hearing while Mark Zuckerberg traveled in China and posted photos of his Halloween costume.
Pressure grew when it was discovered that the personal data of 50 million Facebook users were used by Cambridge Analytica to influence the U.S. presidential elections. ( see the Cambridge Analytica scandal ).
Five days after the story went public, Zuckerberg published a post on his personal Facebook profile to publicly apologize.
Also, in CNN, New York Times, Wired and Recode interviews, Mark Zuckerberg said he will testify if he will be the person inside Facebook with the most knowledge about the case.