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Facebook sends ‘excuses’ to UK lawmakers instead of CEO


Collins was seeking answers to queries such as how many UK Facebook and Instagram account holders were contacted by non-UK entities during the EU referendum, whether Facebook passed user information to Cambridge Analytica or to researcher Aleksandr Kogan, among others. — AFP

Collins was seeking answers to queries such as how many UK Facebook and Instagram account holders were contacted by non-UK entities during the EU referendum, whether Facebook passed user information to Cambridge Analytica or to researcher Aleksandr Kogan, among others. — AFP

Facebook Inc sent “excuses” to British lawmakers investigating the impact of social media on recent elections, after an earlier effort to answer their questions was deemed unsatisfactory. 

The social-networking giant again refused to send chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg to appear before the committee, following threats of a formal summons. 

   

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