Zuckerberg snubs summons from British Parliament

Associated Press

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is snubbing a summons from a British Parliamentary committee investigating the rise of fake news, offering to send senior executives in his place.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Damian Collins, chairman of Parliament’s media committee, urged Zuckerberg to “think again” Tuesday about choosing not to appear and repeated an offer to have him testify via video link.

Facebook has offered to send chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer or chief product officer Chris Cox.

Zuckerberg is also under pressure to appear before U.S. Congress following allegations that consultants Cambridge Analytica harvested details of 50 million Facebook users and used the material in U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2016 election.