NEW YORK (AP) Breaking five days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for a major breach of trust,admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a Trumpconnected data-mining firm.
I am really sorry that happened, Zuckerberg said of the scandal involving data mining firm Cambridge Analytica. Facebook has a responsibility to protect its users data, he said in a Wednesday interview on CNN. If it fails, he said, we dont deserve to have the opportunity to serve people.
His mea culpa on cable television came a few hours after he acknowledged hiscompanys mistakes in a Facebook post , but without saying he was sorry.