Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was forced to give answers to lawmakers, and some of the 2 billion users of his platform, when he was called for a televised reckoning over his company’s data scandal.Questions over a close to six-hour Senate session ranged from his business model to Russian interference, though the 33-year-old former wunderkind repeatedly deflected some lines of inquiry.Zuckerberg will testify again to the Energy and Commerce Committee at the House of Representatives, and lawmakers may require a status update to some of the issues he left unanswered.Cambridge AnalyticaThe issue that compelled Zuckerberg to wear a suit and go to Washington stemmed from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, where a consultancy that later worked for President Trump harvested up to 87 million user’s Facebook data, many without their consent.Related: Lawmakers grill Mark Zuckerberg over Trump-connected data scandalFacebook blamed the breach on the professor who set up an app for Cambridge, who is banned from the service along with the company.Revelations from whistleblower Christopher Wiley and others have showed that Facebook knew about the alleged violations of its terms in December 2015, though Zuckerberg would not answer a question from California Democrat Sen. Kamala Harris on why his company did not inform… Read full this story
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