Mark Zuckerberg agrees to appear before European Parliament


Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to give evidence to the European Parliament, despite the Facebook founder repeatedly rejecting requests from UK MPs to be submit to questioning.

In his third appearance in front of politicians since the Cambridge Analytica data scandal hit the tech giant, having attended two sessions in the US Congress. Mr Zuckerberg will appear behind closed doors in Brussels before a committee of politicians and senior EU officials.

It was confirmed by president of the European parliament Antonio Tajani who declared web giants should be held responsible for “blatantly false news and illegal content”.

Tajani said: “The founder and chief executive of Facebook has accepted our invitation…