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Facebook says Zuckerberg won't testify in U.K.

Mark Zuckerberg testifying in congress, with the photo shot from a low angle
Mark Zuckerberg testifying to Congress last month. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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."