The Facebook CEO agreed to talk with European lawmakers about potential impact of his mammoth social network on elections in Europe, as well as about personal data protection.
The meeting comes two months after it was revealed that data consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica had access to the personal data of tens of millions of Facebook users. Zuckerberg has alreadyin the US on the issue, and despite refusing the invitation of the UK Parliament to give evidence to its fake-news inquiry , also agreed to talk with politicians in Brussels.
Initially the meeting was supposed to take place behind closed doors, but in the interests of transparency is now being opened up for the whole world to see.
"I have personally discussed with Facebook CEO Mr Zuckerberg the possibilty [sic] of webstreaming meeting with him," said Tajani on Twitter. "I am glad to announce that he has accepted this new request. Great news for EU citizens. I thank him for the respect shown towards EP."
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