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Facebook's evidence to MPs under scrutiny

Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg
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Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg (C) has been asked to answer MPs' questions about the Facebook's earlier testimony

British MPs are taking Facebook to task over evidence appearing to contradict testimony the US tech company gave about the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Facebook bosses told MPs they had learned users' data had been misused via a December 2015 Guardian report.

But a US watchdog has now said Facebook workers flagged the problem three months earlier.

MPs want answers by mid-August. The social network has said it will respond "in due course"

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Facebook's Zuckerberg 'survives' leadership vote

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An attempt to make Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg step down as the company's chairman has failed.

At the company's annual general meeting on Thursday, shareholders had the opportunity to vote on Mr Zuckerberg's leadership.

Mr Zuckerberg is both Facebook's chief executive and the chairman of its board of directors.

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg facing leadership vote

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A vote calling for Mark Zuckerberg to stand down as Facebook's chairman is expected to take place at the company's annual general meeting on Thursday.

Mr Zuckerberg is both Facebook's chief executive and the chairman of its board of directors.

Those calling for him to step down as chairman say this would help him focus on running the company.

Mr Zuckerberg is very unlikely to lose the vote, because he has 60% of the voting power.

However, the percentage of shareholders who vote against him could indicate how much faith they have in his leadership.

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