Will Ensure Fair Elections In India: FB CEO Zuckerberg

INDIA’s  Information Technology and Law Minister Ravi Shana Prasad  has asked Congress President Rahul Gandhi  to apologise to the nation  after  Facebook founder-CEO  Mark Zuckerberg   confessed to US lawmakers for use of FB data unauthorizedly  without his knowledge by the Cambridge Analytical.  This data firm was engaged by the Congress during the recent Gujarat assembly elections, Prasad claims quoting some insiders. Now that Cambridge Analytica‘s role in manipulating elections is clear & Facebook has assured to stop it and maintain integrity of India’s elections, probity demands that @RahulGandhi should apologise & promise not to manipulate voters and divide the society in future!Ravi Shankar Prasad added tweets Testifying before US senators in the wake of Facebook’s data breach scandal and foreign interference in election,  Zuckerberg has told them that his company will do everything to ensure fair polling takes place in India and other countries.”2018 is an important year for the whole world. Several countries like India, Pakistan will have elections. We’ll do everything possible to ensure these elections are safe,” Zuckerberg said in the joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees, at the Capitol Hill in Washington. The 33-year –old billionaire has admitted leak of personal data on tens of millions of FB users as he faced Congress which is considering regulation of the global social media giant. The Facebook founder and chief executive sought to quell the storm over privacy and security lapses at the social network that have angered lawmakers and Facebook’s two billion users.  Zuckerberg faced tough questions on  how a US-British political research firm, Cambridge Analytica, plundered detailed personal data on 87 million users to be used in the 2016 US presidential election. Facebook also became the platform of choice for a stunning Russian campaign of online misinformation that US intelligence says was designed to tilt the 2016 vote toward Donald Trump. It was my mistake, and I’m sorry, he said.  Forty-four 44 senators sought  to know about the scandal in which Cambridge Analytica used the massive social platform to access 87 million users. He made mistakes. Facebook’s mission is to “help people connect.” And no, he’s not resigning, he said.(image courtesy to NBC News )

 

 

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