Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expected to face senate hearing before U.S lawmakers for defending against the calls to regulate the internet based companies.Because some lawmakers want to confront with the sheer complexity of the technical issues involved,they wanted new laws that restrict facebook and other internet companies.
Zuckerberg is supposed to testify before a joint hearing of the Senate Commerce and Judiciary Committees.
He is facing a combined desecration over how Russia used Facebook to spread divisive political propaganda during the 2016 U.S. presidential election and how Facebook seemed unaware that Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy,improperly harvested personal data of about 87 million Facebook users.
Instead of major regulatory changes, lawmakers in Congress have offered narrowly focused legislation.
Technology industry officials said they also expected Zuckerberg’s testimony to be long on political point scoring and short on legislative ideas.