UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, speaking on Wednesday in the House of Representatives of the US Congress, said that Russia and China did not attempt to access data from users of the social network.
“We have not seen such an activity,” Zuckerberg said, answering a question from the Ohio legislator about whether Russia or China tried to access data from social network users.
Zuckerberg on Wednesday answers questions from members of the committees on energy and trade of the House of Representatives of the US Congress.
The head of Facebook is testifying after a massive leak of personal data 87 million Facebook users. Earlier Tuesday, Zuckerberg spoke at the Senate Judiciary Committee. On Monday, he gave evidence in the House of Representatives of Congress. In his speech, he apologized that the company had not done enough to prevent the leakage of personal data and protect users. He also said that he had not done enough to prevent “Russian interference in the elections.” Zuckerberg promised legislators to do more for security and said that at the moment he is negotiating on this account with the company’s investors.
Russia has repeatedly refuted accusations of trying to influence elections in different countries, and Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov called them “absolutely unsubstantiated.”