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Facebook data breach: Where is Mark Zuckerberg?

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 March 2018 12:00 AM GMT

San Francisco, March 21: With Facebook getting mired in its biggest-ever controversy following a massive data breach, everyone is asking one question: Where is its CEO Mark Zuckerberg? Not only Zuckerberg has remained quiet so far, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg who has been the face of the company’s PR strategy is yet to speak on the data scandal. According to a report in ReCode on Wednesday, Zuckerberg is slated to address a weekly Q&A session with employees on Friday and he may speak before that meeting. Normally, Zuckerberg or Sandberg come out with long blog posts whenever Facebook gets tangled in controversies but the silence this time is deafening.

Facebook is facing the heat after Cambridge Alytica, a British consulting company, was accused of harvesting data of up to 50 million Facebook users without permission and using the data to help politicians, including US President Dold Trump and the Brexit campaign. Facebook has already suspended Cambridge Alytica from its platform. The social media giant admitted that an estimated 2,70,000 people had downloaded the app and shared their persol information with it. (IANS)

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