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UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

CNN’s Zucker calls Facebook’s political ad policy ludicrous

CNN chief Jeff Zucker says Facebook’s policy not to monitor political ads for truth-telling is ludicrous and advised the social media giant to sit out the 2020 election until it …


Zuckerberg appears in Congress as Facebook faces scrutiny

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced bipartisan, hostile questions in a congressional hearing Wednesday focused on the social media company’s plans to launch its own cryptocurrency known as Libra.


Facebook CEO defends refusal to take down some content

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday defended the social media platform’s refusal to take down content it considers newsworthy “even if it goes against our standards.” But while he promoted …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019

Report: FTC considering oversight of Facebook’s Zuckerberg

Federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight of Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership of Facebook over the social network giant’s mishandling of users’ personal information.


AP Fact Check: Facebook’s murky data-sharing practices

Mark Zuckerberg’s latest attempt to explain Facebook’s data-sharing practices is notable for its omissions as well as what it plays up and plays down


World’s richest people lost $511 billion in 2018

The richest people on Earth lost $511 billion this year after record first-half gains were obliterated by a succession of bruising market sell-offs.


Global lawmakers grill Facebook exec; Zuckerberg’s a no-show

LONDON – A cohort of international lawmakers is trying to turn up the pressure on Facebook, grilling one of its executives and making a show of founder Mark Zuckerberg’s refusal …


Zuckerberg tops Buffett as world’s third-richest

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has overtaken Warren Buffett as the world’s third-richest person, further solidifying technology as the most robust creator of wealth.


Zuckerberg kicks off Facebook conference, offers no apology

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off his company’s annual developer conference acknowledging that 2018 has been an “intense year” so far, but offered no apology for the company’s big privacy …


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018

UK lawmakers call on Zuckerberg to appear before them

The U.K. parliament’s media committee demanded Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appear before the panel after lawmakers said the senior executive who testified Thursday failed to fully answer their questions about …


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018

Is Facebook really changing? Or just trimming its data haul?

Lost amid a flurry of Facebook announcements about privacy settings and data access is a much more fundamental question: Is Facebook really changing its relationship with users, or just tinkering …


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018

Hardly ‘friends’: Zuckerberg fends off senators on privacy

Under fire for the worst privacy debacle in his company’s history, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg batted away often-aggressive questioning Tuesday from lawmakers who accused him of failing to protect the …


UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018

Zuckerberg prepares another apology – this time to Congress

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sounded contrite in prepared congressional remarks and said Facebook didn’t do enough to prevent its tools from being used for harm.


At a Glance: Zuckerberg to testify, other probes pending

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress next week. His appearance comes as authorities around the world investigate allegations that the political data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica inappropriately accessed data …


Promises, promises: Facebook’s history with privacy

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recent promises about addressing a privacy breaches echo his comments from seven years ago.


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018

Zuckerberg asked to testify in UK; data firm’s CEO suspended

A British parliamentary committee on Tuesday summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to answer questions on fake news as authorities step up efforts to determine whether data has been improperly used …


Facebook CEO to take a month of parental leave in December

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he’s taking parental leave this month to spend more time with his daughters.


Former Facebook exec says she was harassed on flight

Alaska Airlines said Thursday it’s investigating a claim that flight attendants allowed a passenger to sexually harass a former Facebook executive on a flight.


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017

Facebook wants to nudge you into ‘meaningful’ online groups

CEO Mark Zuckerberg is no longer satisfied with just connecting the world so that people can pass around baby pictures and live video – or fake news and hate symbols. …