November 14, 2018 / 11:37 PM / a month ago

U.S. lawmaker says Facebook cannot be trusted to regulate itself

WASHINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Representative David Cicilline, expected to become the next chairman of House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel, said on Wednesday that Facebook cannot be trusted to regulate itself and Congress should take action.

Cicilline, citing a report in the New York Times on Facebook’s conduct, said on Twitter: “This staggering report makes clear that @Facebook executives will always put their massive profits ahead of the interests of their customers.” (Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

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