May 22, 2018

Zuckerberg apologises to Europe for 'harm'

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has apologised to European Parliament lawmakers for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal and for allowing fake news to proliferate on its platform. In opening remarks, shared ahead of the hearing, Mr Zuckerberg apologised for Facebook's tools being used "For harm". Mr Zuckerberg has been criticised for not taking enough care over how third-parties such as Cambridge Analytica access the information of Facebook users. "Mr Zuckerberg told European Parliament's political group leaders:"It's become clear over the last couple of years that we haven't done enough to prevent the tools we've built from being used for harm as well. UK MPs are keen to question Mr Zuckerberg about the issues - but the Facebook founder has so far declined to make the trip to the UK. In his remarks to the European Parliament, Mr Zuckerberg said that the company was "Committed to Europe", with plans to employ 10,000 people across 12 European cities by the end of the year.

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