On Monday, Facebook also announced a new initiative to make data available to "select scholars" who are researching "the role of social media in elections, as well as democracy more generally".
The fact that the current USA president used this data to help secure an election win is pretty scary, and a lot of people want the use of this information restricted and regulated to stop us from becoming a real life Black Mirror episode.
"We didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big mistake".
Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerbergsaid as many as 146 million people may have received information from a Russian agency that's accused of orchestrating much of the cyber-meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
To do so, users simply open Facebook on their phone or computer and go to Settings account settings ads your information your categories US Politics. After the Senate hearing on Tuesday, Zuckerberg will return to the Capitol on Wednesday for another hearing on the other side of Capitol Hill before the House Commtitee on Energy and Commerce. The number of affected Facebook users multiplied exponentially because the app also collected data about friends, relatives and acquaintances of everyone who installed it.
Don't be surprised if lawmakers vent their frustrations about Zuckerberg's long-standing reluctance to sit before them.
Zuckerberg was already meeting in private with members of Congress Monday, according to aides who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity.
It will be up to Zuckerberg to convince American lawmakers that he not only understands Facebook's responsibility and impact on society, but that he's also got it all under control.
He will also likely face questions about ads and posts placed by Russian operatives, in what USA authorities believe was an attempt to influence the U.S. 2016 election.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed contrition for allowing third-party apps to grab the data of its users without their permission and for being "too slow to spot and respond to Russian interference" during the USA election, according to his prepared remarks published by the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He also said Facebook should have done more.
Zeynep Tufekci from University of North Carolina apprehended that the testimony just turns into congressional spectacle, that lawmakers yell at Zuckerberg.
Zuckerberg said: "Sometimes we move too fast - and after listening to recent concerns, we're responding". As Facebook has grown, people everywhere have gotten a powerful new tool to stay connected to the people they love, make their voices heard, and build communities and businesses.
Facebook knows what kind of device people use to access the site and even has information about which political party it believes the user is part of.
"We're in the process of investigating every app that had access to a large amount of information before we locked down our platform in 2014", said Zuckerberg.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg waits in the office lobby of Sen.
"My personal opinion of him was he was forthright and honest to the degree that he could".
What's Zuckerberg going to say?
"I think it's concerning any time a technology company shares your personal information without permission", said Jeff Friedman, executive director of the Greene County Chamber of Commerce.
In the past, tech leaders have avoided personally showing up for Congressional hearings.
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Zuckerberg goes before the House Commerce and Energy Committee on Wednesday.
Zuckerberg, who co-founded Facebook in 2004, once again admitted the lapses and asked for another chance to lead the company.
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