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.
In a wildly successful corporate career, Sheryl Sandberg became a billionaire. Through her feminist activism, she urged women around the world to “lean in.” But recent criticism could force her to lean out of Facebook.
British regulators slapped Facebook with the maximum possible fine for failing to protect user privacy. Facebook's faulty practices meant 87 million users' personal data was used without their consent.
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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