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Zuckerberg rejects request to appear before UK parliament over fake news

Facebook rejected the invitation, arguing it wasn't possible for Zuckerberg to appear before all parliaments

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Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg

has rejected a request to appear before an international parliamentary committee delving into the questions around

The rebuff came after Damian Collins, the head of the UK parliament's media committee, joined forces with his Canadian counterpart in hopes of pressuring Zuckerberg to testify, as he did before the US Congress.

rejected the invitation to appear before the so-called "international grand committee" session November 27, arguing it wasn't possible for Zuckerberg to appear before all parliaments.

Collins says pressure is building, with counterparts in Australia, and having joined the grand committee in the time since Zuckerberg was invited.

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He says "five parliaments are now calling on you to do the right thing by the 170 million users in the countries they represent.

First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 18:45 IST
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