The 33-year-old Facebook CEO will answer questions from lawmakers in two separate hearings to explain how Facebook collects and handles its users’ personal information. The hearings were called after it was learned that Cambridge Analytica.
Sheryl Sandberg –
Mark is in D.C. to testify before the U.S. Congress today and tomorrow. This is an important opportunity to speak with policymakers about the steps we’re taking to protect people who use our services.
Today we’re announcing another important step – a bounty program that gives people money for information that helps us take action against bad actors. We’re looking for cases where people or groups have collected data using an app connected to Facebook. Then sold or transferred that data to another company where it can potentially be abused. This type of behavior is unacceptable and violates our policies. Because it’s a new program, it will change as people use it and give us feedback.
Mark Zuckerberg –
In an hour I’m going to testify in front of the Senate about how Facebook needs to take a broader view of our responsibility. Not just to build tools, but to make sure those tools are used for good.