Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Takes Full Responsibility on Data Leak Scandal: Top 5 Testimonies before US Senators
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Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO and founder of world's number one social networking site - Facebook today testified before US Senators in a wake of data breach scandal that came into light recently. The 33-year old billionare took the full responsibility of the scandal and ensured that every measures will be taken for fair polling in India as well as other countries. Moreover, Facebook recently admitted that around 5.6 lakh Indian users’ data may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica. Here are the top 5 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to US Congress. See More: Facebook Data Breach: Users will now Receive a Notice Titled & Protecting Your Information& Damage Control Mode On

  1. Taking the full responsibility of the scandal, Mark Zuckerberg stated in his statement that, he was 'sorry' for ensuring broad enough view regarding their platform being used for circulating face News. And, was becoming a tool for foreign interference in elections.
  2. Facebook CEO says that one of his biggest regrets is that they were slow in identifying Russian operations. Also, the year 2014 was very important in India as the country had elections here. Moreover, the year 2018 also will be an important one for the entire world. Various countries such as India, Pakistan will have elections. The company will take every measure for ensuring the elections are safe. See Also: Facebook Data Breach: WhatsApp Messages Can't be Seen by Facebook Systems, Says Mark Zuckerberg
  3. Zuckerberg says that Facebook does not look into WhatsApp messages as its encrypted. He assured senators that the same implies for the messages on Instagram and Facebook Messenger.
  4. The CEO further stated that the Cambridge Analytica acquired Facebook data through third party - GSR in 2014. The company had no relation with the Cambridge Analytica in 2015.
  5. Mark Zuckerberg further specified that about 20,000 people within the company will be employed for security review via AI tools by the end of this year. The company will work against the creation of fake profiles, active bots and Russian influence.