Facebook Vice President for Policy Solutions Richard Allan faced questions on the social media company’s practices in a hearing on the spread of misinformation with officials from nine different countries, The New York Times reports. Officials criticized Facebook for its distribution of misinformation, its use of personal data, and for the absence of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. One official suggested Facebook may need to be broken up, while others called for tougher regulations. Allan agreed with the need for new regulation. The executive shot down an allegation the company restricted app developers’ access to data unless they purchased mobile advertising. “We have damaged public trust through some of the actions we’ve taken,” Allan said. “There were things that we missed that we were either not sufficiently focused on or too slow to react to.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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