Nov 27, 2018

MPs' fury over Mark Zuckerberg 'no-show'

Parliament TV Politicians from nine countries reacted angrily to the absence of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg at a hearing today. Richard Allan, Facebook's vice-president of policy solutions, appeared in Mr Zuckerberg's place. Lord Allan, who is also a Liberal Democrat peer, faced a grilling on various Facebook policies and actions in addition to the subject of why his boss wasn't there. It had been thought that a cache of Facebook documents, seized by MPs from a US businessman on the grounds that they were relevant to the inquiry, might be shared - but Mr Collins said that they would not be published today. The Observer, which first reported the story about the documents being seized, said they included data about Facebook's privacy controls.

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