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Facebook to brief Congress as data scandal rages

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks from behind a podium
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: Paul Marotta/Getty Images

Facebook will brief a spate of congressional committee staffers this week on the scandal over Cambridge Analytica's improper gathering of data on millions of users.

Why it matters: The social giant is trying to contain the controversy that has led to renewed calls for regulation of its service and a sizable drop in its share price. It's reportedly holding an emergency meeting for employees today.