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Zuckerberg's European Parliament testimony criticised - BBC News
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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has apologised to EU lawmakers for the company's role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal and for allowing fake news to proliferate on its platform.

Mr Zuckerberg apologised for Facebook's tools being used "for harm".

But his testimony did not please all MEPs at the meeting, some of whom felt he had dodged their questions.

One leading UK politician later said the session at the European Parliament had been a "missed opportunity".
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Zuckerberg admits Facebook needs to do more to tackle inappropriate content | BT
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The Facebook boss was questioned by MEPs at a session before senior politicians in Brussels.

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg admitted his firm needed to do more to tackle terrorism, hate speech and online bullying as he was questioned by MEPs.

Appearing before senior politicians in Brussels, Mr Zuckerberg also acknowledged the social media giant faced an “arms race” in efforts to prevent the platform being used to interfere in elections.

MEPs lined up to criticise Mr Zuckerberg, with one questioning whether he had created a “digital monster”.
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Who's policing Facebook? - BBC News
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Mark Zuckerberg is facing the European Parliament on Tuesday, answering yet more questions about how his company will tackle a scandal over the improper use of Facebook members' data.

t's one of several crises engulfing the company in recent months, from Russian propaganda to hate speech.

In an effort to answer concerns, he will once again turn to the fact Facebook has been hiring people in droves.

Thousands of new workers have been taken on to add a human touch to moderation and verification processes that aren't yet sophisticated enough to solve the problem with computing power alone.
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Zuckerberg gets a night off: Much-hyped Euro grilling was all smoke, absolutely no heat • The Register
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For European Union politicos, question time is all about the Qs, no As

Analysis The European stop on Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook apology tour on Tuesday amounted to little more than a live read-out of Facebook’s well-rehearsed platitudes and tired PR lines.

The format of the session at the European Parliament meant that the embattled boss of the data-slurping biz effectively got a night off, being allowed to dodge questions from EU politicians, avoid follow-ups and even bring the hearing to a close himself.
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