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To European Parliament President Antonio Tajani


Europeans still have not received the answers they are owed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the Facebook privacy scandal involving companies like Cambridge Analytica. Invite Mark Zuckerberg to the European Parliament and make sure he comes to respond to a tough line of questioning.

Why is this important?

"THEY ‘trust me’…dumb f**ks." This is Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, in 2004. [1]

When testifying in front of the US Congress this week on Facebook’s latest privacy scandal, and influence on elections, Zuckerberg didn’t use those words. But his attitude remained the same.

His answers to questions on Facebook’s role in facilitating election interference and protecting user data were rehearsed to perfection, superficial and condescending at times. [2]

The knowledge we now have on what Facebook does with our personal data is frightening. But knowledge is power. And now that we have it, we can use it -- to protect our privacy, our personal information and keep private companies from manipulating election results across the world.

Global eyes are all on the Facebook scandal. Zuckerberg has already been invited to the European Parliament, with MEPs demanding he faces questioning in Europe, too. [3] Now our MEPs need to make sure that Zuckerberg respects the Parliament and attends a hearing. And we can be the force that makes this happen. Zuckerberg needs to break a sweat under intense questioning and we deserve real answers.

[1] https://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21740387-if-facebook-will-not-fix-itself-will-congress-fit-it-mr-zuckerberg-goes-washington

[2] http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43735385


[3] http://www.sven-giegold.de/2018/greens-mark-zuckerberg-has-to-appear-personally-in-the-european-parliament/

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