Facebook CEO and creator, Mark Zuckerberg, will say sorry to Congress this week for not “taking a broad enough view of our (Facebook’s) responsibility,” according to a prepared announcement released Monday.
Zuckerberg, testifies on Tuesday and Wednesday, and will lay out a chain of policies and moves that the company is taking to protect personal data. That includes examining every third-party app with access to people’s profiles and making it easier for the public to see which apps have access to their information.
While the hearings were called to address data privacy, his statement implies broader concerns in the dispersion of fake news and election meddling will be brought to light, “…clear now that we didn’t do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm as well. That goes for fake news, foreign interference in elections, and hate speech, as well as developers and data privacy.”