Ratcliffe: Mark Zuckerberg Needs to Testify About Cambridge Analytica Data Breach
Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) said Thursday that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg should testify before Congress about its recent personal data breach.
Ratcliffe said that the issue, where research firm Cambridge Analytica allegedly accessed 50 million user profiles improperly, has more to do with privacy than politics.
"We need to find out what Facebook was doing to enforce its privacy policies on behalf of its 2.2 billion users worldwide," Ratcliffe said on "America's Newsroom."
Bill Hemmer noted that Democrats seem to be more angry at the data breach than Republicans, perhaps wrongly believing "Big Tech was in their corner." He asked whether consideration should be given to Cambridge Analytica impacting the election with its alleged misuse of the data.
Ratcliffe said he feels the larger picture is more about privacy and trust in the digital age, but that it's "fair" to ask about social media companies having access to so many Americans' personal information.
A former contractor for Cambridge Analytica said Wednesday he will testify before Congress about the work he did for stions about how the Trump campaign may have used the information.
The firm says none of the Facebook data was used in the work it did for the Trump campaign.
Watch the full segment above.