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Mark Zuckerberg is willing to testify to Congress, isn’t sure if the Russians have your data. And, he’s sorry.

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SAN FRANCISCO — In a tornado of media meets on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he will affirm before Congress, that he doesn’t know whether Russian agents — or other awful individuals — got their hands on your Facebook information, and it may be OK if Facebook gets directed.

Also, goodness no doubt, he’s sad, extremely sad, about this entire Cambridge Analytica mess.

On whether Facebook information fell under the control of Russian agents

“I can’t generally say that. I trust that we will realize that all the more absolutely after we complete a review,” he disclosed to Wired magazine.

On whether Facebook ought to be directed

“I really don’t know we shouldn’t be controlled,” he told CNN. “You know, I think as a rule, innovation is an inexorably essential pattern on the planet, and I really think the inquiry is more what is the correct control instead of yes or no, would it be advisable for it to be controlled?”

On whether he would affirm before Congress

“In the event that it is ever the case that I am the most educated individual at Facebook in the best position to affirm, I will cheerfully do that,” he told Wired.

On why Facebook didn’t boycott Cambridge Analytica in 2015

“They gave us that formal confirmation (that they didn’t have Facebook information). At the time, they disclosed to us they never had gained admittance to crude Facebook information, so we settled on that choice,” he told the New York Times.

On whether he now wishes Facebook had requested evidence Facebook clients’ information was erased

“They gave us a formal and lawful confirmation, and it appears now that that was false,” he told the New York Times.

On what Facebook is doing now

“It’s difficult to realize what we’ll discover, yet we will survey a huge number of applications,” he told CNN. “This will be a concentrated procedure.”

On the likelihood of outside obstruction in the 2018 midterm races

“The uplifting news here is that these issues aren’t really advanced science. They’re hard, however they’re things that in the event that you contribute and chip away at making it harder for foes to do what they’re attempting to do, you can truly diminish the measure of false news, make it harder for outside governments to meddle,” he told the New York Times.

On whether Facebook impacted the 2016 race

“That is hard. It’s extremely difficult for me to have a full appraisal of that.”

On whether different gatherings like Cambridge Analytica have Facebook client information

“All things considered, I figure the inquiry here is do — are our application designers, who individuals have offered access to their information, would they say they are accomplishing something that individuals don’t need? Are they offering the information in a way that individuals don’t need, or are they offering it to somebody that they don’t have approval to do?” he told CNN. “What’s more, this is something that I think we now need to go make sense of, right?”

On individuals undermining to #deletefacebook

“I don’t think we’ve seen a significant number of individuals follow up on that, in any case, you know, it’s bad,” he told the New York Times. “I believe it’s a reasonable flag this is a noteworthy put stock in issue for individuals, and I comprehend that. Also, regardless of whether individuals erase their application over it or simply don’t like utilizing Facebook, that is a major issue that I think we have a duty to redress.”

On whether he’s sad

“This was a noteworthy break of trust, and I’m extremely sad this happened,” he told CNN. He made comparative remarks to different outlets.

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