Days after news broke that a political analysis firm with ties to President Donald Trump’s campaign had improperly gained access to data from 50 million Facebook users, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has broken his silence on the situation. Zuckerberg’s media appearances come as lawmakers in the United Stats and the U.K. are demanding he testify on the matter, while some are calling for Facebook to be better regulated.
In various interviews, the Facebook founder discussed his plans to better protect users’ data moving forward, why his company didn’t take stronger and swifter action against Cambridge Analytica, and more.
Below are some of Zuckerberg’s key comments about the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Speaking to Wired, Zuckerberg discussed his views on how Facebook might best be regulated in the future:
In a CNN interview, Zuckerberg addressed his stance on testifying before Congress or other bodies:
In that same CNN interview, Zuckerberg discussed plans to alert people who may have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica scandal:
Speaking with Recode, Mark Zuckerberg discussed the company’s failure to foresee this scenario even though Facebook’s data was long open to outside developers:
In the same interview, Zuckerberg also talked about his role in moderating and policing content and activity on Facebook:
Zuckerberg also discussed with Recode how Facebook plans to crack down on outside apps:
In yet another interview with The New York Times, the Facebook founder talked about how he intends to ramp up the company’s security efforts:
He also discussed whether or not Facebook would consider rethinking its advertising-based revenue model given the risks presented by sharing data with third parties:
In that same Times interview, Zuckerberg addressed whether he’s worried people will abandon Facebook, as some have threatened to do.