Mark Zuckerberg gets his wish to testify on Cambridge Analytica

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told CNN he’d be glad to testify on the Cambridge Analytica data breach and now he’s getting his wish.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee sent Zuckerberg a formal invitation to testify on the mishandling of user data from that’s pissed everyone off and pushed many to #deletefacebook, according to Reuters.

Speaking to CNN on Wednesday, Zuckerberg said he’d happily testify.

“I’m happy to if it’s the right thing to do,” Zuckerberg said. “Our objective is to provide Congress, which has an extremely important job, to have the most information they can.”

According to FirstPost, Oregon representative Greg Walden Oregon and New Jersey Frank Pallone of New Jersey said Zuckerberg is the “right witness to provide answers to the American people.”

A formal date and time hasn’t been set yet for Zuckerberg, but the two representatives said they’re working on it. “We look forward to working with Facebook and Mr. Zuckerberg to determine a date and time in the near future for a hearing before this committee,” the two said in a statement.

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