Facebook “Marathon Hearing” Keeps Mark Zuckerberg Busy

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) and Senate Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has convened a hearing titled “Facebook, Social Media Privacy, and the Use and Abuse of Data,” that began at 2:15 p.m. ET on April 10, 2018, in Hart Room  216.

“Facebook now plays a critical role in many social relationships, informing Americans about current events, and pitching everything from products to political candidates,” said Thune. “Our joint hearing will be a public conversation with the CEO of this powerful and influential company about his vision for addressing problems that have generated significant concern about Facebook’s role in our democracy, bad actors using the platform, and user  privacy.”  

“Social media has revolutionized the way we communicate, using data to connect people from around the world.  With all of the data exchanged over Facebook and other platforms, users deserve to know how their information is shared and secured. This hearing will explore approaches to privacy that satisfy consumer expectations while encouraging innovation,” Grassley  said.

  • Mr. Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer,  Facebook


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