May 15, 2018 - Technology
Facebook says Zuckerberg won't testify in U.K.
A Facebook staffer told British lawmakers that CEO Mark Zuckerberg "has no plans to meet with the committee or travel to the U.K. at the present time" — but added the company takes its inquiry into fake news seriously.
The big picture: Damian Collins, the member of Parliament who chairs the panel, said in a statement it might be willing to hear Zuckerberg testify via a "video link, if that would be the only way to do this during the period of our inquiry."
- Members of Parliament had said they might legally compel him to testify if he traveled to the U.K., and the European Parliament has also been pushing to take his testimony.