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FACEBOOK boss Mark Zuckerberg refused to give a commitment to protect the data privacy of the social media website’s users during an appearance in the US Congress yesterday.
In a tense second day of testimony, Mr Zuckerberg read the same opening statement as he had at the previous day’s hearing, claiming that British political consultancy Cambridge Analytica had “misused” Facebook users’ data, despite the company’s terms of service appearing to give him the right to share, sell and transfer the details.
He refused to pledge to change all users’ default privacy settings to collect the minimum amount of personal data, claiming it was “a complex issue.”
The Facebook chief executive admitted under questioning by California Democrat Anna Eshoo that he was among the 87 million Facebook users who had their details harvested. He agreed that the company has a “moral obligation” to run a platform that protects democracy.
The billionaire was accused of sticking to a prepared script as he faced further grilling from 44 US senators over the Cambridge Analytica scandal
In Tuesday’s marathon five-hour session, Mr Zuckerberg vowed to fight election meddling, while seeking to blame Russia for an online propaganda war.
He told New Mexico Senator Tom Uddall: “The most important thing I care about right now is making sure no-one interferes in the various 2018 elections around the world.”
Mr Zuckerberg said that one of his greatest regrets was being “too slow” to respond to claims of Russian interference in the presidential elections.
“As long as there are people sitting in Russia whose job it is to try and interfere with elections around the world, this is going to be an ongoing conflict,” he said.
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