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Facebook hearing is under way

AP  |  Washington 

The first of two congressional hearings with has begun.

is testifying in the on Tuesday and the House on Wednesday. He agreed to testify after revelations that Cambridge Analytica, a firm affiliated with Donald Trump's presidential campaign, gathered personal information from 87 million users to try to influence elections.

Senators are expected to also ask him about Russian interference on his company's platform in the 2016 election.

In testimony released Monday, apologizes for the privacy scandal and for not recognizing Russian interference sooner.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 00:35 IST