Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will face US lawmakers, who want to know how Cambridge Analytica could harvest the profiles of Facebook users to aid Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Meanwhile, a mass exodus of angry users from Facebook continues.
Britain's data regulator has said it will fine Facebook half a million pounds for failing to protect users' data. It also accused the social media giant of a lack of transparency about the harvesting of data by others.
The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has agreed to have his meeting with EU lawmakers to discuss the Cambridge Analytica scandal livestreamed. Original plans for the meeting to be held privately had met with criticism.
The CEO told lawmakers that the misuse of Facebook data "was my mistake, and I'm sorry." Zuckerberg confirmed that his company is "working with" a probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.
Facebook users are about to find out if their information was harvested by the political research firm. More than 70 million of the 87 million affected people reside in the US, but the scandal's impact spans the globe.
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