This is a big deal… you want to talk about influencing the results of an election? It may require no further looking than that of Cambridge Analytica, what information they may have gathered, and what they did with it.
When Zuck goes before Congress this week, he will no doubt have a lot to answer for…
As Written and Reported By Hans A. von Spakovsky, Klon Kitchen for Fox News
When Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress Tuesday and Wednesday he will have plenty of explaining to do to answer a torrent of criticism that has been leveled at his company in recent weeks.
We’ve compiled a list of 10 of the most important questions we think lawmakers should ask Zuckerberg when he is scheduled to testify at a joint meeting of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees on Tuesday and then before the House Commerce and Energy Committee on Wednesday. We list these below – but first, here’s some background.
Facebook’s handling of its users’ personal data has sparked privacy concerns as well as questions about how others – including political campaigns – have used that data.
Zuckerberg was invited to testify before Congress after multiple sources reported that the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica gained access to as many as 87 million Facebook profiles. Cambridge Analytica allegedly used that information improperly after it was hired by the Donald Trump presidential campaign. This raises two questions.
First, what information did Cambridge Analytica acquire and how did it come by that information? Zuckerberg has indicated publicly that he knows the answer to these questions, so Congress should have no trouble sorting that out.
Cambridge Analytica used the information to craft sophisticated, targeted political ads. And that raises the second – and far more interesting – question: Did Cambridge Analytica’s actions constitute a novel use of Facebook user information, or is this precisely ….
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