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Will ensure fair elections in India: Mark Zuckerberg at senate hearing

The 33-year-old billionaire also expressed regret that his company was slow in identifying the Russian operations in 2016

ANI  |  Washington 

Mark Zuckerberg at Congressional hearing
Mark Zuckerberg at Congressional hearing (Photo: Reuters)

Testifying before US senators in the wake of Facebook's data breach scandal and foreign interference in election, CEO has told them that his company will do everything to ensure fair polling takes place in 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 here.

Earlier, the CEO and founder of the world's most popular said he was "sorry" that did not take a "broad enough view" of the responsibility when their platform was being used for circulating fake news and was becoming a tool for foreign interference in elections.

The 33-year-old billionaire also expressed regret that his company was slow in identifying the Russian operations in 2016, which allegedly benefitted the then presidential candidate, Donald Trump, who is now USA's

The hearing is taking place after reports started pouring in March that the had compromised with the personal data of over 87 million users to Britain-based - which allegedly influenced voters during the 2016 US

First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 06:22 IST
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