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British Parliament leader gives Zuckerberg 3 weeks to testify

Staff Writer | May 2, 2018
A British lawmaker threatened Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg with a formal summons to get him to testify about the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
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Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee Chairman Damian Collins said he will issue the summons if Zucker doesn't agree to appear.

Zuckerberg has already provided evidence to the European Parliament this month, and has planned a European trip, Collins wrote in a letter to Facebook head of British policy Rebecca Stimson.

In the letter, Collins said he wants Zuckerberg to testify in London by May 24.

"It is worth noting that, while Mr. Zuckerberg does not normally come under the jurisdiction of the U.K. Parliament, he will do so the next time he enters the country," Collins wrote in the letter. "We hope that he will respond positively to our request, but if not the committee will resolve to issue a formal summons for him to appear when he is next in the U.K."

Last month, Zuckerberg testified about the Cambridge scandal before two committees in the U.S. Congress. During his appearances, he defended some of his company's actions and apologized for lapses in other areas.