Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Facebook's Zuckerberg headed to Europe; ISS pulls support for 5 directors

Facebook's Zuckerberg headed to Europe; ISS pulls support for 5 directors

We've reached out to Facebook to ask why Zuckerberg will not take European parliamentarians questions in a public hearing.

"Our citizens deserve a full and detailed explanation", he added.

According to reports, following the meeting with Zuckerberg, Antonio Tajani, the president of the European Parliament will hold a press conference to furnish the media with his version of events.

But he will not appear before the British parliamentary committee investigating the matter, but rather has agreed to appear before the European parliament at a closed-door meeting. "If that's the way it is, I will not be attending", Verhofstadt said.

In a statement, Facebook said that it welcomed the chance to meet MEPs and "appreciate the opportunity for dialogue, to listen to their views and show the steps we are taking to better protect people's privacy".

We are disappointed that Dominic Cummings has not responded positively to our requests for him to appear.

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The committee tweeted that it remained open to Zuckerberg giving evidence via video link, or in person, adding: "Him not appearing before us is not just a snub to the DCMS committee, but more importantly a snub to the United Kingdom and the millions of Facebook users in the United Kingdom who deserve answers".

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will cross the Atlantic and come to Europe to answer questions over the Cambridge Analytica data sharing scandal.

Committee chair Damian Collins MP said it was "disappointing" that Facebook had not answered questions with a "sufficient level of detail and transparency".

"Although Facebook says Mr Zuckerberg has no plans to travel to the United Kingdom, we would also be open to taking his evidence by video link, if that would be the only way to do this during the period of our inquiry".

A spokesperson for Facebook confirmed Zuckerberg accepted the EU Parliament's invitation. Ime Archibong, Vice president of product partnership at Facebook said, "We suspended the myPersonality app nearly a month ago because we believe that it may have violated Facebook's policies, We are now investigating the app, and if myPersonality refuses to cooperate or fails our audit, we will ban it. We would like the session here to take place by 24 May".

Meanwhile, the committee said the former director of the campaign pushing for Britain's departure from the European Union has refused a summons to appear.

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