EU parliament to
broadcast Zuckerberg hearing
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[May 21, 2018]
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A
European Parliament meeting on Tuesday with Facebook CEO
Mark Zuckerberg will be broadcast live, parliamentary
officials and the company said on Monday after
controversy over plans for a closed-door hearing.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg listens while testifying
before a joint Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees
hearing regarding the company’s use and protection of
user data, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April
10, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo
Parliament President Antonio Tajani, who was criticized by
legislators and some senior EU officials over arrangements for
the discussion on public privacy concerns, tweeted that it was
"great news" that Zuckerberg had agreed to a live web stream.
A Facebook spokeswoman said: "We’re looking forward to the
meeting and happy for it to be live streamed."
Zuckerberg, who founded the U.S. social media giant, will be in
Europe to defend the company after scandal over its sale of
personal data to a British political consultancy which worked on
U.S. President Donald Trump's election campaign, among others.
He will meet Tajani and leaders of parties in the European
Parliament in Brussels from 6:15 p.m. (12.15 p.m. ET/1615 GMT)
He is also due to meet French President Emmanuel Macron on
(Reporting by Alastair Macdonald; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)
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