Speaking to Chuck Todd on NBC’s Meet The Press, Senator Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, repeated his call today for Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify in front of Congress over his company’s growing number of election-related scandals.
“I think the whole industry has been reluctant to accept the fact that we’re seeing the dark underbelly of social media – how it can be manipulated,” the Virginia Senator observed:
“Frankly, Mr. Zuckerberg needs to come and testify,” Warner continued. “He says he will do it if he’s the right person. Well listen, I’ve got experts on my staff. You don’t want my staff here; you want me here.”
On Tuesday, Warner tweeted that Zuckerberg and other tech CEOs need to testify in front of Congress, arguing that “The American people deserve answers about social media manipulation in the 2016 election.”:
It's time for Mr. Zuckerberg and the other CEOs to testify before Congress. The American people deserve answers about social media manipulation in the 2016 election.
— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) March 20, 2018
Warner’s increased push for Zuckerberg to testify seems to be in direct response to the Silicon Valley giant’s latest user privacy scandal, which involves political data firm Cambridge Analytica. It is unclear whether Zuckerberg will be compelled to testify.
Stay tuned for more.
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