Mark Zuckerberg's testimony in the European Parliment will be live-streamed after opposition to a closed-door meeting. A number of petitions and criticism from privacy campaigners influenced the majority of MEPs to open the proceedings to the public. EU parliamentary president Antonio Tajani announced the news today, revealing Zuckerberg has agreed to the request. “I have personally discussed with Facebook CEO Mr Zuckerberg the possibility of web streaming meeting with him,” he said on Twitter. “I am glad to announce that he has accepted this new request. Great news for EU citizens. I thank him for the respect shown towards EP. Meeting tomorrow from 18:15 to 19:30.” The meeting will hold members from a large variety of political perspectives. Tajani will be joined by British Labour MEP Claude Moraes, as well as center-left socialists, liberals, Green party, the right, and the far-right. It should lead to an interesting debate with differing opinions. Many are also hoping MEPs will take a harder stance on Zuckerberg than congress. The testimony was largely smooth sailing for the CEO, with senators failing to ask follow up questions and appearing to have limited techincal knowledge.
Mark Zuckerberg’s EU Meeting to Be Livestreamed after Widespread Criticism
After considerable opposition to MEPs and campaigners, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to a live stream of his European Parliment testimony. It is hoped the meeting will fill gaps left by US Congress.