UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised that the largest social network will always provide free services for users.
“There will always be a free version of Facebook,” he said, speaking at a hearing in the US Senate.
According to him, the company’s goal is to help connect people around the world. “” To do this, we believe that we need to offer services that everyone can afford, and we are committed to doing it, “Zuckerberg said.
In the legal committee of the US Senate there are hearings with the head of the largest social network Facebook Mark Zuckerberg. The head of Facebook will testify after a massive leak of personal data to 87 million Facebook users. Experts believe that this can lead not only to the loss of social networks of an impressive number of users, but also to not just tighten the requirements for the preservation of information, but rather a global change in the rules of the game in the sphere of social network regulation.
On Monday, Zuckerberg had already testified in the House of Representatives of the 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.
Facebook on April 4 reported that the data of 87 million social network users, mainly in the US, were mistakenly transferred to Cambridge Analytica. The British company responded that it had the right to receive data of no more than 30 million people under the contract. Cambridge Analytica is a private UK-based analytical company that uses in-depth data analysis technology to develop strategic communication during election campaigns on the Internet.
Earlier, the New York Times reported that collaborating with Donald Trump during the campaign Cambridge Analytica illegally received data from 50 million Facebook users. Based on the data collected, the researchers assessed the political preferences of voters and showed them advertising, which directly fell into their area of interest. Attorney General of Massachusetts Mara Helay announced an investigation into Facebook and Cambridge Analytica.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in an interview with CNN has already apologized, which did not justify the trust of users in the situation with the company. Zuckerberg admitted that he “should not have trusted” Cambridge Analytica. Previously, he wrote in his Facebook account that there were “several errors” that led to the situation with Cambridge Analytica.