UK: Global politicians question Facebook over data collection

Politicians from around the world today said they are ‘deeply disappointed’ at Mark Zuckerberg and posted a picture of his empty chair on the internet when he refused to appear before them at the UK Houses of Parliament.

The Facebook boss was ’empty chaired’ when he snubbed a special meeting of politicians from nine different countries who want to grill him on the Cambridge Analytica scandal, privacy breaches and the spread of disinformation.

Mr Zuckerberg refused to appear before the committee despite being invited six months ago, and sent British Facebook executive and peer Richard Allan in his place.

And during the hearing of the ‘grand committee’ at the Commons, British politician Damian Collins revealed a Facebook engineer in 2014 warned bosses that Russians were harvesting three billion bits of data a day.

Charlie Angus, a politician from Canada, said ‘we are deeply disappointed’ at MR Zuckerberg’s no show and demanded to know why he decided to ‘blow off this meeting’. He added: ‘Mr Zuckerberg’s decision to not appear here speaks volumes.

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