Mark Zuckerberg Apologizes for Cambridge Analytica, Russian Election Interference During Senate Hearing
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for the mistakes that led to the Cambridge Analytica scandal and Russian election interference while testifying at a Senate hearing. He said, “It was my mistake, and I’m sorry. I started Facebook, I run it, and I’m responsible for what happens here.”
He said he is committed to getting it right, and although it will take some time, Facebook will be taking steps to make sure they are improving the way they “protect people’s information and safeguard elections around the world.”
Some of those changes include reducing the data users give an app when users approve it to only their name, profile phone and email address, developers will be required to get approval and sign a contract the imposes strict requirements in order to ask users for access to their posts and other private data, from now on, every advertiser who wants to run political or issue ads will need to be authorized and Facebook has also built a tool that lets anyone see all of the ads a page is running.