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But there are steps you can take to keep more of your data from being collected.

Avaaz, a political advocacy group dedicated to left-wing causes, staged the demonstration on the Capitol Lawn at 8:30 a.m. local time. All told, organizers brought 100 cardboard cutouts of the embattled Facebook founder, decorating the CEO's typical normcore shirt with a sign that read "Fix Facebook".

Controlling hate speech in social media has been a major concern of Jewish groups in recent years, chief among them the Anti-Defamation League, which has lobbied Facebook, Twitter, Google and others to build defenses against its proliferation. "We saw it with Trump, the general election and we're seeing it with the spread of misinformation".

The stakes are high for both Zuckerberg and his company.

Senator Nelson also said, "If Facebook and other online companies will not or can not fix the privacy invasions we are going to have to".

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While on the site, Facebook also offers an option for users to review and update the information that they share with apps and websites. Data of some of the 87 million Facebook users recently ended up in the hands of Cambridge Analytica, a political research company.

However, a facebook spokesperson who pleaded anonymity has warned Nigerians to manage the apps they use to forestall future occurrence. Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has previously said that India would not tolerate the data of Indians being put at risk and that the government could even summon Zuckerberg if needed.

In an ironic touch, Mark Zuckerberg accidentally breached his own privacy during yesterday's Congress hearing - by letting photographers snap his notes. "This is not a proactive approach to crisis management".

The fallout from the scandal, and Facebook's response, will continue for some time. Cramer said he'd like to ask how Facebook's revenue model would be affected if it weren't able to use personal data to guide advertising.

Zuckerberg: "Senator, you can already delete any of the data that's there or delete all of your data".

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"We didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big mistake", said Zuckerberg.

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has appeared before congress in the U.S. to answer questions about the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal and data security at the social network.

The theory is that if you mention a product during a face-to-face conversation advertising for said product will appear on your Facebook feed.

Kennedy: "Are you willing to go back and work on giving me a greater right to erase my data?"

Under Diversity, he wrote, 'Silicon Valley has a problem and Facebook is part of that problem'.

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