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Data scandal: Mark Zuckerberg in more trouble as UK parliament asks him to appear

Following news of a massive data scandal involving more than 50 million Facebook users, Mark Zuckerberg is likely having a very bad day.

The House of Commons of the United Kongdom has summoned Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg over recent reports of massive user data scandal involving 50 million Facebook users.

A letter by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the House asked Zuckerberg to appear to give oral evidence in lieu of reports published in the UK Guardian and The New York Times.

Zuckerberg came under fire last Friday after reports emerged that Cambridge Analytica, a firm hired by Donald Trump’s campaign during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, improperly used the social network’s user data.

Facebook announced that it was suspending Cambridge Analytica and its parent company Strategic Communication Laboratories from the platform last Friday, claiming that “the claim that this is a data breach is completely false” and that “no systems were infiltrated.”

Zuckerberg, who is yet to personally address the reports, lost $6.06 billion in stock value immeciately the report emerged.

 

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