Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) on Saturday called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before the Senate Judiciary committee following reports that a data firm took Facebook users private information for President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
“Facebook breach: This is a major breach that must be investigated. It’s clear these platforms can’t police themselves. I’ve called for more transparency & accountability for online political ads. They say “trust us.” Mark Zuckerberg needs to testify before Senate Judiciary,” Klobuchar, a member of the committee, wrote on Twitter.
Her comment came in response to the news that Cambridge Analytica, the data firm used by the Trump campaign, obtained private information of more than 50 million people without their permission for campaign uses.
It was also reported that senior members of Cambridge Analytica met with Russian business executives ahead of the 2016 campaign.