Zuckerberg Says He Was One of the 87M

Facebook CEO's own data was scooped up by Cambridge Analytica
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 11, 2018 10:50 AM CDT
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(Newser) – Mark Zuckerberg was back on Capitol Hill Wednesday, and he told lawmakers in a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing that his own Facebook information was compromised in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, with Zuckerberg numbering as one of the 87 million users whose data was shared. Reuters reports he didn't waver on his assertion that users do have control over their data, saying, "Every time that someone chooses to share something on Facebook … there is a control. Right there. Not buried in the settings somewhere but right there." Reuters notes investors were largely pleased with how Zuckerberg did during five hours of questioning Tuesday: Facebook shares were up 4.5%, their biggest daily uptick since 2016. Here were big moments from his testimony on Tuesday. (Read more Mark Zuckerberg stories.)

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