April 04, 2018

Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees Announce Joint Hearing with Facebook CEO

CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be April 10 hearing’s only witness

WASHINGTON – Senate Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) will convene a hearing titled “Facebook, Social Media Privacy, and the Use and Abuse of Data,” at 2:15 p.m. on April 10, 2018, in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center.
 
“Social media has revolutionized the way we communicate, using data to connect people from around the world.  With all of the data exchanged over Facebook and other platforms, users deserve to know how their information is shared and secured. This hearing will explore approaches to privacy that satisfy consumer expectations while encouraging innovation,” Grassley said.
 
“Facebook now plays a critical role in many social relationships, informing Americans about current events, and pitching everything from products to political candidates,” said Thune. “Our joint hearing will be a public conversation with the CEO of this powerful and influential company about his vision for addressing problems that have generated significant concern about Facebook’s role in our democracy, bad actors using the platform, and user privacy.”  

Witnesses:
 
·       Mr. Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer, Facebook
 
Joint Hearing Details:
 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 
2:15 p.m. 
Committee on the Judiciary and Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
Room 216, Hart Senate Office Building*
 
Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available here



*Location of the hearing was updated on 4/6/2018 from Capitol Visitor Center Room HVC-210 to Room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building.
 

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