Facebook Zuckerberg Expects to Testify at Congressional Hearing. The pressure from politics, the media, and society on Facebook is growing. That is why CEO Mark Zuckerberg is likely to make his appearance this month at a hearing of the American conference on data privacy.
Sources within the tech company say that against CNN. In addition to the 33-year-old Zuckerberg, top executives from other tech companies have also been invited by Senator Chuck Grassley, chairman of the legal committee in the Senate. It concerns Sundar Pichai from Google and Jack Dorsey from Twitter. The hearing on data privacy should take place on 10 April.
It is still unclear whether Zuckerberg also appears at that session. A source within Congress says to Bloomberg news agency that Zuckerberg may give a text and explanation on April 12, at a committee of the House of Representatives. The planning would not be fixed, however, and officially no decision has yet been made, according to another initiate.
Zuckerberg, however, has agreed that he will appear before Congress sometime in the coming weeks, say the sources of CNN. The tech company would already be preparing the strategy for its statement.
Facebook is under attack because of the scandal around Cambridge Analytica. That data company would have used personal information from tens of millions of Facebook users to create voter profiles. These were intended to influence the voting behavior of voters during the 2016 US presidential election.