Mark Zuckerberg in Congress Live Stream: How to watch the Facebook CEO testify today
The Facebook/Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal now has enough twists and turns for a Tarantino film – and that’s before Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has even testified before US Congress. That’s on the cards over the next couple of days, though, so here’s the time of Zuckerberg’s Congress testimony and how to live stream all the action online.
After a bruising start to the year, Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will look to put the Cambridge Analytica data scandal behind them, following two appearances before the US Congress this week.
On Tuesday April 10, The Zuck will be grilled by the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, as part of a joint hearing set to kick-off at 2:15pm ET, or around 7:15pm BST.
Then, on Wednesday April 11, Zuckerberg will face the House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing. This is set to start at 10:00am ET, or roughly 3pm BST.
Both the hearings will be broadcast by the US government live, because this is social media in 2018, right?
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Here are a couple of quick links to get you started. Note that the streams won’t be live until the times mentioned above, but we’ll also update this page with live feeds, should they be made available on YouTube.
- Live stream Tuesday’s Facebook/Mark Zuckerberg hearing here
- Live stream Wednesday’s Facebook/Mark Zuckerberg hearing here
The Facebook/Cambridge Analytica Scandal: Latest news and background
Facebook has now admitted up to 87 million people may have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal.
The embattled social network had previous claimed 50 million people had experienced improper data sharing as a result of the incident.
So an extra 37 million people, mostly in the United States, are likely to be victims of the scandal, which has engulfed Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg in recent weeks.
Conveniently, the revised figure was buried at the bottom of a blog post on Wednesday explaining plans to restrict data access through third-party apps.
In the blog post, Facebook’s CTO Mike Schroepfer wrote: “In total, we believe the Facebook information of up to 87 million people — mostly in the US — may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica.”
Beyond the buried mention of the scandal, the blog post explains apps will no longer be able to access guest lists or wall posts of Events. “And in the future, only apps we approve that agree to strict requirements will be allowed to use the Events API,” the company writes.
Meanwhile, developers using the Groups API will need approval from Facebook and a group admin to ensure they benefit the group. The company has also disabled a feature which enabled users to find friends by searching with their phone number or email address. It is also deleting all call and text logs from the Messenger app over the next year.
In terms of Facebook Login, from today, the company will “no longer allow apps to ask for access to personal information such as religious or political views, relationship status and details, custom friends lists, education and work history, fitness activity, book reading activity, music listening activity, news reading, video watch activity, and games activity.”
Finally, from April 9, the company is adding a line at the top of the news feed that displays the apps they’re using and exactly what is being shared. The company is also planning to tell people if their information has been shared.
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