>> Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg tells Reuters that the social media network has no immediate plans. To apply a strict new European Union law on privacy in its entirety to the rest of the world. This comes as Facebook is still reeling from a scandal over its handling of personal information of millions of its users.
In an exclusive phone interview, Zuckerberg told Reuters Tuesday. That Facebook already complies with many parts of the new European law known as General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR. It's the biggest overhaul of online privacy since the birth of the Internet. Giving Europeans the right to know what data is stored on them and the right to have it deleted.
>> We are going to do in GDPR is roll out a specific flow to every person that takes them through those settings. And requires them to
] choices on how they wanna set a number of those settings. Facebook has been taken to task in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Which revealed in March that 50 million Facebook profiles were indirectly mined for data by the British Analytics Firm. That coming on the heels on revelations that Russia used Facebook to spread fake news during the 2016 election. Facebook says it's stepping up its self-policing efforts.>> Internally, we are more than doubling the size of our security and concept teams this year.
Last year it was around 10,000 people, we're around 15,000 now and by the end of the year we could have more than 20,000 people total working on this. Just a large investment of folks who can verity content and ads.>> Zuckerberg also telling Reuters that Facebook has deleted hundreds of Russian accounts.
And pages associated with troll factor indicted by US prosecutors for fake posts during the campaign. Zuckerberg will testify before a US House panel on April 11.