Meeting between Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and European Parliament’s political leadership

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Series Details May 2018
Publication Date 23/05/2018
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Facebook's Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg agreed to appear in front of the European Parliament for a public meeting on 22 May 2018.

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MEPs urged the Facebook Founder for answers regarding the misuse of personal data by Cambridge Analytica through Facebook for targeted political advertising. Mr Zuckerberg appologised for the company's role in the scandal and for allowing fake news to proliferate on the platform.

According to Facebook’s internal figures, roughly 2.7 million Europeans were caught up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which involved a third-party app connected to the data analytics firm collecting reams of people’s Facebook data without their consent. In total, 87 million users, mostly in the United States, may have had their information harvested by the app developer.

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