Lawmakers in Russia also want Mark Zuckerberg to testify before them. The Moscow Times reports that during Wednesday's session of the upper house of the Russian Parliament, a senator proposed to convene Zuckerberg. In response, spokeswoman Valentina Matviyenko said she would "issue an order" and that they would "organize their arrival."
Zuckerberg testified before the European Parliament two weeks ago and before two congressional committees in the US. UU Last month. . US lawmakers repeatedly mentioned the specter of Russian influence in the 2016 elections through Facebook and other social networks.
Russian senators want Zuckerberg to testify on issues such as information security, privacy and "dissemination of harmful content."
When a senator objected to the visit with the argument that Zuckerberg was a "Russophobe", President Mativyenko replied: "Why should not the Federation Council talk and ask about their Russophobe statements?"
In the last year, Facebook recognized some degree of Russian influence on political discourse, providing Congress with examples of American targets, political notices purchased by Russian groups, and suspension of pages and accounts linked to a Russian disinformation agency.
We asked Facebook if Zuckerberg would respond to the call, and we still have not received a response.