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>> Facebook is scrambling to put out a growing fire. CEO Mark Zuckerberg is facing calls from both sides of the Atlantic to explain how a political consulting firm gained access to data on 50 million Facebook users. Media reports say Cambridge Analytica harvested the data to develop techniques to support Trump's 2016 campaign.
But Facebook investors who watched their shares plummet wanna hear from someone else, Zuckerberg's number two, Sheryl Sandberg. Reuters' Breakingviews columnist Jennifer Saba.>> Mark Zuckerberg brought in Sheryl Sandberg to be this adult in the room. She had operational experience in Google, running a pretty large company. And she was a great way to kind of come on board and say, okay, listen, here's gonna be the person who's gonna run day to day operations.
She's also a political animal. She has been in DC for a while, so she understands the climate and the environment of how these things and how the government works. The big question now is, how come she's not responding to this more forcefully?>> Facebook has in the past sent its lawyers to testify before Congress, but now, the firm my have to send its executives to answer for the firm.
Lawmakers in America and Europe are now calling for investigations into reports Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed Facebook user information. Cambridge Analytica denies the reports, but its reputation is getting battered further as British broadcaster Channel 4 News published video of Cambridge Analytica executives talking about using bribes, former spies, and Ukrainian sex workers to entrap politicians.
Facebook said it learned in 2015 that a Cambridge University psychology professor violated its policies by passing data to Cambridge Analytica from a psychology testing app he had built. Meanwhile, late Monday, a source told Reuters that Facebook Chief Information Security Officer Alex Stamos is leaving the company in August.
The New York Times reported that he's leaving following internal disagreements over how the social media giant should deal with its role in spreading disinformation.