Facebook to meet with officials on Capitol Hill amidst Cambridge Analytica fallout
Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) have all said that they want to see Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg testify on Capitol Hill in front of lawmakers.
They and other critical lawmakers say that Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook is another example of how the company is not doing enough to keep its platform safe and transparent and is evidence that further regulations on the company should be enacted.
Klobuchar and Warner have specifically pushed their Honest Ads Act legislation in response to the revelations about Cambridge Analytica’s alleged use of Facebook. Their bill would hold internet platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google to the same political ad transparency standards as TV, radio and print mediums.
Facebook reportedly handed over information on the breach to Congress and the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the election, after it was discovered that the firm had met with Russian executives in the lead-up to the election.
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