Facebook said it will suspend former US President Donald Trump's accounts for two years following its finding that he stoked violence ahead of the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection.
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For the first time in decades, the UK and nine other countries met to talk about disinformation, fake news, electoral interference and data misuse. But Mark Zuckerberg didn't make an appearance.
Several MEPs blamed the meeting's format for the lack of answers. After nearly an hour of questioning, Zuckerberg was left with about 25 minutes to selectively answer them. He gave away little and promised to provide more details in writing.
"We didn’t do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm," Mark Zuckerberg said during a company earnings call
During Congressional hearings this week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged to dedicate more resources to moderate hate speech and other content. But some digital rights activists in Myanmar, where the platform has been used to incite ethnic violence, say Facebook is not doing enough.
Despite the scandal, most millennials have indicated they will not be deleting their Facebook accounts. However, 41 percent of the 18-29 age group surveyed in the CBS News poll said they will be sharing less personal content online.
During the five-hour hearing, US lawmakers questioned Zuckerberg on the company’s troubles abroad, as well as whether the company plans to use forthcoming European regulations on data protections as a global standard across its platforms.
Facebook said on Wednesday the personal information of up to 87 million users, mostly in the United States, may have been improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, up from a previous news media estimate of more than 50 million.
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg apologized on Wednesday for mistakes his company made in how it handled data belonging to 50 million of its users and promised tougher steps to restrict developers' access to such information.
A British parliamentary committee investigating "fake news" and suspected foreign interference in politics said Tuesday it has asked Facebook for details on Russian-linked ads used during the Brexit vote and June's general election.