Mark Zuckerberg Envisions a Facebook 'Supreme Court'

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This is the week that Facebook ought to be dreading, when European legislation gives millions of users the power to say "No thanks" to the social network's most invasive data gathering features.

Zuckerberg, who was asked to address concerns about the Cambridge Analytica data leak, will repeat what he's been telling every audience recently: That the company didn't take a broad enough view of its responsibility for user data, fake news and foreign interference in elections. The company's statement followed Zuckerberg's meeting with members of the European Parliament.

Up to 87 million people may have had data harvested by the app, which was then acquired by Cambridge Analytica, according to Facebook.

Facebook has since tightened its privacy restrictions and Cambridge Analytica, which always denied any wrongdoing, has since announced its closure. "People have told us they want clearer explanations of what information we collect and how we use it".

"We've been rolling out GDPR flows for a number of weeks now in order to make sure we were doing this in a good way and so that we could take into account everyone's feedback before the May 25 deadline", he said. Zuckerberg responded with few new answers.

"That was a mistake, and I'm sorry".

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'It is time that Mr Zuckerberg agreed to appear in front of the DCMS committee to provide Facebook users the answers they deserve'.

One of those who was not satisfied was MEP Nigel Farage, who had asked if Facebook was a "genuinely neutral political platform".

"I can commit to you here today that we have never and will not make decisions about what content is allowed or how we do ranking on the basis of a political orientation".

The announcement comes one day before the European Union activates its General Data Protection Regulations or GDPR, which can impose fines on any company that violates an EU resident's privacy rights.

Facebook rejected all claims and said it has no basis.

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