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Mark Zuckerberg’s Testimony Before European Union

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Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg listens to French President Emmanuel Macron after a family picture with guests of the "Tech for Good" Summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Wednesday May 23, 2018.

Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg listens to French President Emmanuel Macron after a family picture with guests of the “Tech for Good” Summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Wednesday May 23, 2018.

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Members of the European Parliament gathered in Brussels yesterday to question embattled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the platform’s compliance with a new European privacy law, and other concerns about Facebook’s protections for users. Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect on Friday and it requires platforms to notify governments about data breaches and to be more transparent with users about data collection.

To discuss, we’re joined by Zizi Papacharissi, professor of political science and communications department chair at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also edits the journal Social Media and Society and co-edited the new book Trump and the Media.

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