A member of The house of representatives Legal Committee, Matt Getz (Republican of Florida), sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr asking him to investigate the testimony given at a congressional hearing in 2018 by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. This was reported on Monday by Newsweek magazine with reference to a copy of the document in its possession.
вЂњAs a representative of this body (the Legal Committee of the House of representatives) I question the veracity of Mr. Zuckerberg's statements and challenge his statements about his willingness to cooperate with our Supervisory authority,вЂќ the publication quotes excerpts from Getz's letter.
The Congressman believes that Zuckerberg's testimony about the scandal with a major leak of personal data of Facebook users in 2018 contained misrepresentations of information. According to him, вЂњthese misrepresentations were not only dishonest but also potentially illegal and fraudulent.вЂќ
In March 2018, the New York Times reported that the British company Cambridge Analytica managed to collect the personal information of tens of millions of Facebook users in order to develop an algorithm for analyzing political preferences of voters. As former employees of the organization told the publication, the created algorithm made it easier for users to send political ads in order to influence their choice. In April 2018, Zuckerberg had to speak at two congressional hearings. The entrepreneur assured us, lawmakers, that in the future, social networks will treat personal information more carefully.
Note that at the same time, Facebook sued the EU for "invasion of employee privacy".