After repeated calls for him to do so, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has decided he will testify before Congress.
Facebook say the 33-year-old CEO has come to terms with the fact that he will have to testify before
Congress in a matter of weeks, and Facebook is currently planning the strategy for his testimony.
The Facebook sources believe that the CEOs willingness to testify will also put pressure on Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to do the same thing. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has officially invited all the three CEOs to a hearing on data privacy come April 10.
That means Washington, not London, will be the stage platform for the trial of big tech companies. Mark today turned down a request from British lawmakers to answer questions on the social network’s privacy practices and will send delegates.
It has been known that Facebook has been enduring a crisis of honesty ever since it was known that Cambridge Analytica, a data firm with ties to President Trump’s 2016 election campaign, reportedly accessed data information from about 50 million Facebook users without their knowledge and approval.
Facebook now faces a strong effort to restore public trust in its commitment to privacy and data protection.
The scandal is showing a problem that is built into the company’s DNA. Facebook also makes money by, harvesting user data and sharing it with app developers and advertisers.