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Zuckerberg says Facebook is working with Russia investigation

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (C) testifies at a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., United States, on April 10, 2018. 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Congress in written testimony on Monday that he is "responsible for" not preventing the social media platform from being used for harm, including fake news, foreign interference in elections and hate speech. (Xinhua/Ting Shen)

Zuckerberg says Facebook is working with special counsel Robert Mueller in the sweeping Russia investigation 

WASHINGTON, April 10 (Xinhua) -- Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said that his company is working with special counsel Robert Mueller in the sweeping Russia investigation, during his first appearance before Congress Tuesday over a data breach scandal.

Zuckerberg, during a hours-long grilling, told 44 U.S. senators that Facebook is working with Mueller's team, but stressed that he wants to be careful because the "work with the special counsel is confidential."

The legislature hearing came nearly a month when news skint that Cambridge Analytica, an information house with ties to President Donald Trump's campaign, accessed info from as several as eighty seven million Facebook users while not their data.

Russian teams were purported to have taken advantage of the social media platform to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Facebook was "too slow to identify and answer Russian interference," Zuckerberg aforesaid. "It's clear currently that we have a tendency to did not do enough to forestall these tools from getting used for damage."

"And that goes for faux news, foreign interference in elections and hate speech, similarly as developers and knowledge privacy," the 33-year-old business executive supplementary, in associate self-deprecating tone, noting that Facebook plans to possess over twenty,000 workers operating in security and content review by the tip of this year.

He additionally discovered that Facebook is developing AI technology so as for hate speech to be "flagged upfront" in 5 or ten years.

Besides, Facebook aforesaid it's dramatically restricted the number of information that developers will access and proactively reviews the apps on its platform. however many Senators have expressed their dismay over its actions or lack of action.

"In the past, several of my colleagues on either side of the aisle are willing to defer to school companies' efforts to control themselves," aforesaid Senate Commerce Chairman John Thune. "But this might be dynamic ."

Zuckerberg admitted that Facebook acknowledges the requirement to "take a additional proactive role."

Facebook's stock price ended up 4.5 percent for the day, rallying to its highest point during the testimony, after the data scandal had wiped away tens of billions of dollars from Facebook's market value.

Zuckerberg, who traded his usual gray T-shirt and jeans attire for a dark suit on Tuesday, is scheduled to appear Wednesday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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