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‘Grilling’ of Zuckerberg turned into a lukewarm going-over

The Facebook chief's response to MEPs was far from satisfying. He pointed to the moves made here in Ireland and in Canada, but he wasn’t challenged on the efficacy of said initiatives

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
27th May, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg couldn’t have asked for an easier ride than the one he got in the European Parliament last week. The convoluted format of the encounter played right into the hands of a man who will happily give apologies and avoid addressing concrete issues around Facebook’s steps to change.

While the Oireachtas committee in April was able to directly ask questions of Facebook number two John Kaplan, much as the US...

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