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Mark Zuckerberg to Capitol Hill: 'It was my mistake and I'm sorry'

Mark Zuckerberg to Capitol Hill: 'It was my mistake and I'm sorry'

"Not only did they fail to safeguard the personal information of millions of users, they concealed it from us? and this is not the first time the company mishandled user information".

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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"I don't want anyone to use our tools to undermine democracy", Zuckerberg wrote in his testimony.

In prepared remarks released by a congressional panel, Zuckerberg admitted he was too idealistic and failed to grasp how the platform - used by two billion people - could be abused and manipulated.

The app vacuumed up not just the data of the people who took it, but also - thanks to Facebook's loose restrictions - data from their friends, too, including details that they had not meant to share publicly.

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Facebook is also facing a privacy scandal after it was revealed a data firm Cambridge Analytica misused data from up to 87 million users.

"We didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big mistake", Zuckerberg will say. "For most of our existence, we focused on all the good that connecting people can bring", Zuckerberg says in the written testimony. "I started Facebook, I run it, and I'm responsible for what happens here". Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) on Capitol Hill, April 9, 2018. Eastern Time (ET). The following day, Zuckerberg is set to be grilled by members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee at 10 a.m. ET.

Facebook has taken a series of proactive steps to make up for massive lapses in protecting personal data, as lawmakers signaled they intend to get tough on privacy.

Zuckerberg is also expected to be asked about Russia's use of US social media during the 2016 elections - a subject of several congressional investigations and special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference. "That raises the question of whether this was a breach of user-trust", the report added.

Facebook has been in troubled waters ever since the Cambridge Analytica's data breach has been reported.

Facebook has said that 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 election.

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Since then, the company's reputation and stock have taken a beating, as advocates and lawmakers call for greater oversight to protect user privacy.

The move comes after Facebook and Cambridge Analytica (CA) submitted responses to the questions sent to them by the IT ministry. The messages will begin appearing Monday on users' news feeds. And in March, it emerged that Cambridge Analytica, a political research firm used by Trump's campaign, illicitly obtained the personal data of up to 87 million users.

To make matters worse, there has been a steady drip of damaging revelations about the company in the days leading up to Zuckerberg's testimony.

The steps are created to deter online information warfare and election meddling that US authorities have accused Russian Federation of pursuing, Zuckerberg said on Friday.

Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, told reporters after speaking with 33-year-old Zuckerberg, that he "was a very nice young man" who "obviously knows what he's doing and has a very pleasant personality". "I'm hoping that Mr. Zuckerberg won't just pull things out of his orifices, that he'll talk frankly about what Facebook can and cannot do", he told CNBC.

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