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Senator Cantwell questions Facebook CEO Zuckerberg on consumer privacy

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Senator Cantwell questions Facebook CEO Zuckerberg on consumer privacy

Senator Cantwell questions Facebook CEO Zuckerberg on consumer privacy

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a joint Senate committee hearing Tuesday.

KXLY4's Aaron Luna reports.

New developments tonight on some major stories out of our nation's capitol.

Tensions are rising between the u-s and russia as lawmakers debate air strikes in syria.we're also learning more about what the f-b-i seized in that raid on the office of president trump's personal lawyer.and just hours ago... facebook ceo mark zuckerberg was in the hot seat... testifying before a senate committee about a colossal data breach.

("sot mark zuckerbergit was my mistake, and i'm sorry.

I started facebook, i run it, and i'm responsible for what happens here.

")zuckerberg told a joint senate hearing that his brainchild... facebook... was used to spread "fake news, and hate speech.he was also grilled about facebook's privacy issues following reports that research firm cambridge analytica gained access to data from87 million users.

("mark zuckerberg, facebook ceo: it's not enough to give people control of their information, we have to make sure developers they've given it to are protecting it too.// sen.

Bill nelson, (d) florida: let me just cut to the chase.

If you and other social media companies do not get your act in order, none of us are going to have any privacy anymore.

") and tough questions for zuckerberg from washington senator maria cantwell... aaron luna joins us with her line of questioning.

Cambridge analytica bought facebook analytica bought facebook user data from an app developer..

Informatioin like, names, profile pictures and the pages they follow..

The trump campaign hired cambridge analytica in 2016..

And the firm used the data to develop methods to potentially influence voters.

The democratic senator wanted to know if facebook employees worked with cambridge analytica during that time..

Zuckerberg- facebook ceoruns-17 44"senator, i don't know that our employees were involved with cambridge analytica.

Although i know that we did help out the trump campaign overall in sales support in the same way that we do with other companies."

Sen.

Maria cantwell (d) washington54"so they may have been involved and all working together during that time.

Maybe that's something your investigation will find out."01:19 zuckerberg went on to say that cambridge analytica told facebook it had deleted the data..

However, zuckerberg said recent reports show that wasn't true..

And the company is working to make sure they get rid of that data..

Nadine..




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