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UK MPs summon Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg over data claims

Mark Zuckerberg Facebook generates huge advertising revenues in Britain but pay relatively little domestic tax. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By: Lauren Codling

A British parliamentary committee on Tuesday (20) asked Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg to appear before it to explain in person claims that millions of users’ data was harvested for political campaigns. Damian Collins, chairman of the House of Commons digital, culture, media and sport committee, wrote to Zuckerberg asking for his own account of “this catastrophic failure of process”. The request was made as part of the committee’s ongoing investigation into fake news, which saw its members last month visit Washington for hearings with officials from Facebook and Twitter. But it follows allegations that data from up to 50 million…

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