At 2.15 p.m. eastern time or 7.15 p.m. west African time, Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive officer of Facebook, will testify before the United States Congress. There will be one hearing today and another one on Wednesday.
The first hearing, to begin at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesday, will take place before a joint session of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.
Following the data-sharing scandal surrounding how users’ data ended up in the hands of consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica, senators would want to know what has been done to assuage concerns by billions of users of the platform unchecked powers and influence across the world.
There would be about 44 senators asking Mr. Zuckerberg questions, and each of them would have a maximum of five minutes to find answers.
We would show the hearing live on Today News Africa.