Zuckerberg's notes suggest he expected lawmakers to ask whether he'd resign: report

Zuckerberg's notes suggest he expected lawmakers to ask whether he'd resign: report
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Notes brought to a Senate hearing by Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergNY Times columnist David Brooks says think-tank role 'hasn't affected' his journalism New York Times expands its live news staff Hillicon Valley: YouTube to restore Trump's account | House-passed election bill takes aim at foreign interference | Senators introduce legislation to create international tech partnerships MORE on Tuesday reportedly suggested that he anticipated lawmakers to ask whether he planned to resign from the company amid questions about its handling of users' data.

The notes, captured in a photo by The Associated Press, acknowledge that Facebook has made mistakes in its handling of users' personal information, but would solve the problem.

They also make reference to Apple CEO Tim Cook, according to the AP. One point notes that there are "lots of stories about apps misusing Apple data, never seen Apple notify people."


The notes were captured on camera while Zuckerberg was testifying before senators about the controversy surrounding Cambridge Analytica, a consulting firm that used Facebook to harvest data on tens of millions of the website's users.

The firm, which had ties to President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access Albany Times Union editorial board calls for Cuomo's resignation Advocates warn restrictive voting bills could end Georgia's record turnout MORE's presidential campaign, used that data to create voter profiles to better target advertisements on Facebook. 

The revelation that Cambridge Analytica accessed the data of so many users has prompted intense criticism of Facebook and how it handles the troves of information it keeps on its users.