Zuckerberg resists effort by US senators to commit him to regulation

Facebook to contact 87 million users affected by Cambridge Analytica data breach

Daniel Leal-Olivas AFP

San Francisco: Facebook Inc.'s Mark Zuckerberg was prepared to cite competition with China if asked whether the social-media giant should be broken up, according to a photograph of internal notes the chief executive officer took to a congressional hearing on Tuesday.

In the reply to another question, he said that Facebook doesn't offer an option today to pay to not show ads.

Lawmakers want answers from Zuckerberg on how the political consulting firm obtained the data for 87 million users and mined the data for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. "Please forgive me. I started Facebook, I run it and I am responsible for whatever happened", he said.

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On another issue now in the news, he was asked whether his company had been contacted by the office of the special counsel, Robert Mueller, who is looking into Russian interference in the election.

"As long as there are people sitting in Russian Federation whose job it is to try and interfere with elections around the world, this is going to be an ongoing conflict", the 33-year-old billionaire said.

But despite Mr Zuckerberg's apologies for the scandals and his description of combating Russian hackers as an "arms race", it does not appear to have affected the company's worth.

"We need to take a more active view in policing the ecosystem and watching and looking out and making sure that all the members in our community are using these tools in a way that's going to be good and healthy". On Wednesday, he will appear again before Congress, this time in front of a House committee. "Would you be comfortable sharing with us the name of the hotel you stayed in last night?"

Zuckerberg paused for a full eight seconds, chuckled, grimaced before ultimately responding with "no".

It's been called the worst privacy beach in Facebook's history and Tuesday, the company's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, testified for the first time ever on Capitol Hill.

"Um, uh, no", he said. We also think it's important for people to be able to see the other ads a Page is running, even if they're not directed at you. Zuckerberg said he favors the right type of regulation.

The notification says the Facebook has banned the app "This is Your Digital Life", and assures the user Facebook is committed to "putting you in control of your privacy".

"Our work with the special counsel is confidential".

Sen Durbin said: I think that maybe is what this is about. Aleksandr Kogan said he passed the information to Cambridge Analytica, under assurances that what he was doing was legal.

"They told us that they did [delete the data] this".

"Most Americans have no idea what they are signing up for because Facebook's terms of service are beyond comprehension", Mr.

Mark Zuckerberg clearly knew what was to be done as he dodged any questions that could have had further implications.

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