Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) warned Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg that apologies were not enough.
The Connecticut Democrat will question Zuckerberg during a joint hearing of the Senate’s Judiciary and Commerce committees, each of which he serves on, and he told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he wanted to see substantial changes to the social media giant’s business model.
“This moment for Mark Zuckerberg is like high noon,” Blumenthal said.
Facebook has come under fire for sharing users’ personal data with Cambridge Analytica, which weaponized the information to target voters with pro-Trump campaign propaganda, and for allowing Russian agents to do the same.
“It’s a moment of reckoning for Facebook for its business model — not just about Cambridge Analytica, but about whether it will commit to fully informing its users about how it uses their personal information and seek their informed consent,” Blumenthal said. “The days of ‘trust me’ from Mark Zuckerberg are over. The apology tour and the contrition sonata have worked only so far now.”
‘I’m the one who calls the shots’: Trump rails against Fox News for giving him ‘his worst polls’
President Donald Trump explained why Fox News has drawn his ire and that they need to realize he's the one in control of them.
In a conversation on the tarmac in Morristown, New Jersey on his way back to Washington, Trump said that Fox News has not been good to him lately.
"Fox is a lot different than it used to be, I can tell you that," Trump said.
In an earlier Twitter rant, the president went off on Juan Williams for being "nasty and wrong."
Trump explains why he wants to buy Greenland to reporters: ‘It’s a large real estate deal — a lot can be done’
President Donald Trump reaffirmed his desire to buy Greenland in discussion with reporters Sunday.
The president was returning to Washington, D.C. when he stopped at the airport in Morristown, New Jersey. New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman asked the president about his desire to buy the country from Denmark.
"Greenland, I don't know. It got released somehow," Trump said of the news about his desire to buy the country. "It's something we talked about. Denmark essentially owns it. We're very good allies with Denmark. We protect Denmark like we protect large portions of the world. So the concept came up, and I said, strategically, it's interesting. And we'd be interested. We'll talk to them a little bit. It's not number one on the burner; I can tell you that."
‘They love the meanest parts of him’: Conservative writer explains why evangelical Christians stick with Trump
Ben Howe, a conservative writer and evangelical Christian who refuses to support Donald Trump, explained why fellow evangelicals continue to back the president despite his decidedly ungodly behavior.
Speaking with the Atlantic’s Emma Green about his new book The Immoral Majority, Howe — whose evangelical bona fides include attending pastor Jerry Falwell’s church as a kid — described evangelicals’ support for Trump, insisting “they love the meanest parts of him.”