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Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook wants to ensure protection of integrity of elections in India and other countries

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said, he wants to ensure the protection of the integrity of elections.

In a joint hearing of the US Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees, Zuckerberg said, there are several important elections this year in countries like India, Hungary and Brazil and his company wants to ensure the protection of the integrity of these elections.

Zuckerberg’s testimony comes amid a controversy over the alleged hijacking of data of millions of Facebook users by British firm Cambridge Analytica. The Facebook CEO apologised for his company’s errors in failing to better protect the personal information of its users.

He also said, his company is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller in its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US Presidential elections. Zuckerberg also promised to do more to tackle hate speech in Myanmar, when asked about Facebook’s alleged role in spreading hate content against Rohingya Muslims.

Source: AIR