WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNET.COM) – Mr. Zuckerberg is going to Washington.
The 33-year old Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has decided to travel to Capitol Hill to testify before Congress, according to a CNN report Tuesday, citing sources within the internet giant.READ MORE: North Texas, Independently-Owned Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas Not Impacted By Chapter 11 Filing
It’s unclear when Zuckerberg’s testimony might be, though Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley invited Zuckerberg, along with Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, to a hearing on data privacy that’s scheduled for April 10.READ MORE: Prices At The Pump Climbing In Texas As Rising Trend Hits Nearly 21-Month High
A Facebook spokesperson said the company received the invite, but declined to discuss whether Zuckerberg would attend. Spokespeople for Grassley’s office and the Judiciary Committee did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The move marks the latest twist in the ongoing scandal involving Cambridge Analytica, a data analysis firm that was reported to have improperly received more than 50 million Facebook user profiles to use in its political campaign efforts. While the scandal was reportedly caused by an app developer who improperly sent the information to Cambridge Analytica, the ensuing scandal has engulfed Facebook, raising fears the social media giant isn’t doing enough to protect user’s data.MORE NEWS: Canton Resident $1M Richer After Claiming Winning Texas Lottery Scratch Ticket
* This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.