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Zuckerberg: Facebook made a “huge mistake” — but I can fix it

Mark Zuckerberg looks away from the camera
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged a range of mistakes on Wednesday, including allowing most of its two billion users to have their public profile data scraped by outsiders. However, even as he took responsibility, he maintained he was the best person to fix the problems he created.

Why it matters: Zuckerberg is under unprecedented pressure after the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, which lawmakers will grill him about when he testifies before Congress next week. “We’re probably a year into a massive three-year push,” he said. “These are big issues.”