Zuckerberg Expected to Testify to Congress on Cambridge Analytica
Mark Zuckerberg is preparing to testify before Congress, CNN reported Tuesday, citing anonymous sources, Business Insider reports.
The Facebook CEO has faced increasing pressure over the past week to speak with Congress, and CNN says he is now readying his testimony regarding how Facebook handles user data and privacy.
Zuckerberg, who remained publicly silent for five days following the first reports from The New York Times and The Guardian about Facebook's data scandal, has since apologized and given multiple interviews on the matter, in addition to publishing a post on Facebook detailing planned changes to Facebook's data policies.
The Times and The Guardian revealed that the data firm Cambridge Analytica improperly obtained data on as many as 50 million Facebook users while developing software designed to influence voters. The firm's CEO, Alexander Nix, has since been suspended.
Facebook has said it will check whether any other Facebook user data was mishandled from third-party apps and will alert any users whose data was misused.