Appearing before the US Congress in the light of the data privacy scandal, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took responsibility for the leaks which affected 87 million users. Zuckerberg in his statement said, “We didn’t do enough to keep fake news, foreign interference in elections, and hate speech away. We didn’t take a broad view of our responsibility & that was a big mistake. It was my mistake, and I am sorry. I started Facebook, I run it & I’m responsible for what happens.”
Zuckerberg accepting that it was a mistake that they believed Cambridge Analytica, he said that the firm illegally accessed the data. Responding to Zuckerberg’s comments, Cambridge Analytica tweeted, We did not hack Facebook or break any laws – SCL Elections licensed data from a research company called GSR which obtained the data via a tool provided by Facebook, a common practice at the time.” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will have to face some tough questions regarding user privacy, how Facebook handles user data and possibly whether the company failed to protect customers in light of the recent scandal.