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Facebook CEO to apologise in testimony to Congress

Tuesday 10 April 2018 | 08:47 CET | News
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to apologise for the recent problems at the social network when he gives testimony to a US Congress committee on 11 April. In the written statement released prior to his appearance before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, he said the company "didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big mistake. It was my mistake, and I'm sorry."

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