Why Mark Zuckerberg may want to avoid the UK

Mark Zuckerberg may want to avoid visiting the United Kingdom for a while.Damian Collins, a lawmaker who chair...

Posted: May 1, 2018 2:55 PM
Updated: May 1, 2018 2:55 PM

Mark Zuckerberg may want to avoid visiting the United Kingdom for a while.

Damian Collins, a lawmaker who chairs the UK parliament's media committee, has warned that Facebook's CEO could face an official summons when he next enters the country.

Despite repeated requests, Zuckerberg has not appeared before the committee, which is investigating the rise of fake news and the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

"While Mr. Zuckerberg does not normally come under the jurisdiction of the UK Parliament, he will do so the next time he enters the country. 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 United Kingdom," Collins wrote in a letter to Rebecca Stimson, the head of policy for Facebook UK.

Zuckerberg has testified before the US House and Senate, and he has been asked to appear before the European parliament. So far, he has dispatched deputies to hearings in the UK parliament.

Mike Schroepfer, the company's chief technology officer, gave oral testimony before the UK committee last month. But Collins said in his letter that the executive had failed to provide many "important details."

Related: Facebook is facing an existential crisis

The letter from Collins asks Zuckerberg to appear before the committee before May 24. He has asked Facebook to confirm the CEO's attendance by May 11.

Facebook declined to comment on the letter.

Huntsville
Broken Clouds
66° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 66°
Florence
Broken Clouds
66° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 66°
Fayetteville
Few Clouds
64° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 64°
Decatur
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 66°
Scottsboro
Broken Clouds
68° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 68°
WAAY Radar
WAAY WAAY-TV Cam
WAAY Temperatures

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 16530

Reported Deaths: 591
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Mobile2124112
Jefferson1712100
Montgomery154134
Tuscaloosa67813
Marshall6689
Lee53332
Franklin5147
Shelby48419
Tallapoosa41864
Butler39213
Chambers34924
Madison3184
Elmore3137
Walker2991
Baldwin2819
Etowah24411
Dallas2443
DeKalb2413
Morgan2311
Coffee2241
Lowndes22210
Sumter2136
Autauga2053
Houston1884
Bullock1833
Pike1790
Colbert1612
Russell1590
Marengo1556
Lauderdale1532
Calhoun1523
Hale1517
Choctaw1488
Wilcox1347
Barbour1321
Clarke1292
Randolph1257
Marion11911
St. Clair1161
Pickens1014
Talladega1003
Dale990
Chilton971
Cullman960
Greene924
Limestone870
Winston820
Covington771
Jackson752
Crenshaw722
Bibb711
Henry712
Macon712
Washington666
Blount581
Escambia493
Lawrence460
Geneva400
Conecuh351
Coosa351
Monroe352
Perry350
Cherokee342
Clay272
Lamar210
Fayette130
Cleburne131
Unassigned00

Tennessee Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 21679

Reported Deaths: 356
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Davidson489460
Shelby4718107
Trousdale13934
Rutherford111622
Sumner85245
Hamilton71915
Bledsoe6081
Williamson53310
Putnam4615
Robertson4412
Tipton4303
Lake4130
Wilson3878
Out of TN3794
Knox3575
Bedford2744
Montgomery2613
Rhea1980
Hardeman1940
Madison1752
Loudon1370
McMinn13614
Macon1243
Cheatham1180
Cumberland1111
Dickson1100
Fayette1102
Bradley1081
Blount893
Maury810
Sevier762
Washington750
Coffee680
Unassigned670
Wayne630
Gibson611
Monroe612
Sullivan602
Hickman570
Lauderdale561
Dyer500
Franklin491
Greene482
Anderson391
Marion381
DeKalb370
Grundy321
Hawkins312
Haywood302
Smith301
Hamblen302
Henry300
Marshall301
White300
Obion281
Jefferson280
Carroll271
Meigs260
Overton260
Weakley260
Lincoln250
Lawrence240
Warren220
Cocke200
Carter191
Jackson170
Morgan170
Cannon170
Campbell171
Roane160
Crockett162
Perry160
Johnson160
Polk150
Sequatchie150
Henderson140
Humphreys131
Chester120
Fentress120
Giles120
McNairy120
Scott110
Stewart110
Hardin112
Claiborne90
Houston80
Benton71
Grainger60
Clay60
Decatur50
Van Buren40
Union40
Unicoi40
Moore30
Pickett30
Lewis30
Hancock10

 

 

Community Events