• Mark Zuckerberg just testified before the European Parliament - but politicians are grousing that a flawed format let him dodge every big question

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    European lawmakers were left frustrated when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified on Tuesday.
    The format of the hearing meant the 34-year-old executive could dodge questions and frame his response carefully.
    The entire thing lasted just an hour and a half, much of that taken up by MEPs' questions, compared to his 10 hours of Congressional testimony in the US.
    One British politician blasted the event as a "missed opportunity for proper scrutiny."
    Mark Zuckerberg just testified to the European Parliament - and it was a wash-out.
    On Tuesday, the Facebook CEO appeared before European...
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  • Mark Zuckerberg's appearance before European Parliament yields an empty spectacle

    Mark Zuckerberg's appearance before European Parliament yields an empty spectacle

    2 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Mark Zuckerberg's appearance before European Parliament today was designed to give members a chance to ask Facebook's CEO about pressing matters involving data privacy, terrorist content, disinformation, and monopoly power, among other issues. Over the course of an hour, Zuckerberg did face sharp inquiries about each of those subjects. But the format of the hearing allowed him only a few minutes to answer dozens of intricate questions. By the time the hearing was over, he had only offered some high-level answers that were largely recycled from his previous appearances before Congress.
    The...
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  • Mark Zuckerberg Ducks Pointed Questions From the EU Parliament

    Mark Zuckerberg Ducks Pointed Questions From the EU Parliament

    2 monthes ago - By Wired

    Just days before GDPR goes into effect, the Facebook CEO left European regulators wanting for answers about data protection, hate speech, bullying, and partisan bias.
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  • Nigel Farage thinks Facebook is censoring conservatives

    Nigel Farage thinks Facebook is censoring conservatives

    2 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Nigel Farage echoed American right-wing talking points today in the European Parliament's meeting with Mark Zuckerberg, claiming that Facebook was censoring conservative voices, citing a heavy drop in engagement on his own page, President Trump's page, and the pages of “other conservative commentators.” Farage, a British politician who was instrumental in the Brexit vote to leave the EU , currently represents the UK in the European Parliament, which is a legislative body of the EU.
    Farage claimed that those with “right-of-center political opinions” had been affected by a change in Facebook...
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  • Zuckerberg's EU meeting was mostly a waste of time

    2 monthes ago - By Engadget

    At a hearing in the European Parliament today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced a barrage of questions ranging from privacy concerns to the rise of fake news. But much of Zuckerberg's replies were similar to what we've heard before, and did not add...
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  • European lawmakers asked Mark Zuckerberg why they shouldn't break up Facebook

    European lawmakers asked Mark Zuckerberg why they shouldn't break up Facebook

    2 monthes ago - By The Verge

    European Parliament members asked Mark Zuckerberg today whether Facebook was a monopoly that potentially needed breaking up, echoing concerns voiced in the United States. In a conference with Zuckerberg, German MEP Manfred Weber asked whether the Facebook CEO could name a single European alternative to his “empire,” which includes apps like WhatsApp and Instagram in addition to Facebook. “I think it's time to discuss breaking up Facebook's monopoly, because it's already too much power in only one hand,” said Weber. “So I ask you simply, and that is my final question: can you convince me...
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  • EU Parliament grilled Facebook's Zuckerberg over data mining, election meddling - CNET

    2 monthes ago - By CNET

    The CEO of the world's largest social network answered questions about the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal.
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  • Zuck faces the EU over Cambridge Analytica flap video - CNET

    2 monthes ago - By CNET

    Will Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg say anything new?
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  • Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Barraged With Questions by Europe Lawmakers

    2 monthes ago - By NY Times

    The Facebook chief executive had initially resisted meeting with European authorities, who have emerged as the world's most assertive watchdog of the technology industry.
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  • Zuck's mea culpa to EU Parliament video - CNET

    2 monthes ago - By CNET

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's apology tour continues at the EU Parliament in Brussels, where he explains what the social network is doing to give users more privacy controls.
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  • Facebook's Zuckerberg apologises to EU lawmakers over data leak

    2 monthes ago - By Reuters

    BRUSSELS - Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg apologised to European Union lawmakers on Tuesday for a massive data leak, in his latest attempt to draw a line under a scandal that has rocked the world's biggest social media network.
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  • Watch Live: EU Parliament grills Facebook's Zuckerberg over data mining, election meddling - CNET

    2 monthes ago - By CNET

    The CEO of the world's largest social network answers questions about the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal.
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  • Zuckerberg apologises to European Parliament for 'harm'

    2 monthes ago - By BBC

    Facebook founder faces questions from European lawmakers over data scandal and fake news
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  • Facebook's Zuckerberg to apologise to EU lawmakers over data leak

    2 monthes ago - By Reuters

    BRUSSELS - Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg arrived to meet European Union lawmakers on Tuesday ready to apologise for a massive data leak, in his latest attempt to draw a line under a scandal that has rocked the world's biggest social media network.
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