Zuckerberg apologized for the data breach and admitted that it was his fault

Chief Executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc mark Zuckerberg told the Congress that the social network should have done more to prevent data leaks, for which he apologized before lawmakers.

«We have not estimated the boundaries of our responsibility, and it was a big mistake, said Zuckerberg in a commentary published today, April 9, Committee of energy and Commerce. — It was my mistake, and I’m sorry. I started Facebook, I launched it, and I’m responsible for what goes on here.»

Zuckerberg met with legislators on Capitol hill before his performances, which are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday. April 10 in the second half of the day he must appear before the joint hearing of the committees of law and trade committees of the Senate and then the 11th in the morning in the Committee on energy and Commerce of the House of representatives.

The hearings will be held about three weeks after came the news that the British company Cambridge Analytica, which is supposedly connected with the campaign of President Donald trump, got access to information about 87 million users of Facebook without their knowledge.

Zuckerberg acknowledges that Facebook was «too slow» in detecting and responding to the influence of Russia during the elections of 2016. Estimated Facebook, about 126 million people, probably engaged in the creation of content associated with the Kremlin «Troll farm», and another 20 million accounts in Instagram.

«I don’t want someone used our tools to undermine democracy — said in a written statement Zuckerberg. — This is not what we stand for».

After the scandal, many harshly criticized one of the most popular social networks in the world. Steve Wozniak decided to boycott Facebook to protest against the negligence of the company Zuckerberg.