Mark Zuckerberg Prepares to Testify as Extent of Data Harvesting Widens

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Mark Zuckerberg Prepares to Testify as Extent of Data Harvesting Widens
Amy Klobuchar, Democrat of Minnesota, Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut
and Ms. Harris are former prosecutors who are expected to grill Mr. Zuckerberg on what he knew and when during the Cambridge Analytica scandal and they are skilled at keeping witnesses off their talking points.
— Kevin Roose and Sheera Frenkel
Mr. Zuckerberg will start out with another mea culpa and plans to tell lawmakers
that the company made a “big mistake” in underestimating its responsibility, according to prepared testimony released by the Energy and Commerce Committee.
Mr. Zuckerberg is also expected to say the company is hiring thousands of people
to make the site more secure and to correct mishaps over privacy and fake news.
In two days of hearings, he will face tough questions on how and why the company failed to protect the delicate data of many millions of its users.
Silicon Valley’s hometown representatives, Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat of the Judiciary committee,
and Kamala Harris, a junior Democrat, will be important to watch.
Ms. Harris, a former prosecutor, has seen her profile rise quickly within the Democratic
and she, along with Cory Booker of New Jersey, are expected to run for higher office.


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