After scandal evolving millions of users, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrived on Capitol Hill in full on damage control mode. Making his way through reporters, Facebook CEO came armed with suit and apology.
In prepared testimony, Mark Zuckerberg admits, “Facebook is used to spread fake news, hate speech and allow foreign interference in elections. It was my mistake and I am sorry.” He says, “I started Facebook, I run it, and I’m responsible for what happens here.”
Facebook said it would inform 87 million users today that their personal data was harvested by Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm hired by the 2016 Trump Campaign and all 2.2 million Facebook users were supposed to receive notice with instructions on how to see what information they have shared with apps and how to limit access to their data.
One of the senator Zuckerberg met with today says the Facebook founder claims he was misled by Cambridge Analytica.
The company promised to inform 87 million users with alerts to their own news feeds. Facebook is clearly trying to take this seriously that they are open to making changes. The tech giant has far to go before it can recapture client trust. At starting point, the organization just referred to the 270,000 individuals who downloaded the application at that point let the generally detailed gauge of 50 million clients stand, just covering its own, official 87 million number at the base of a declaration about API changes.