More countries join 'grand committee' seeking Mark Zuckerberg's participation

CNET | 11/19/2018 | Marrian Zhou
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Three more countries joined a call for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to attend an "international grand committee," the latest fallout from a New York Times investigation into how top executives reacted to a series of crises at the social network.

Brazil, Singapore and Latvia joined five other countries requesting the CEO's participation in a London meeting scheduled for Nov. 27. Last week, Facebook said Zuckerberg was "not able" to attend the meeting, which had been arranged by Ireland, Australia, Canada, Argentina and the UK.

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In a letter, representatives of the eight countries asked if Zuckerberg would participate through a video link if he couldn't make the journey to London. The grand committee is investigating disinformation and election interference.

"We note that while your letter states that you're 'not able to be in London' on 27th, it does not rule out giving evidence per se," foreign government officials said in the letter. "Would you be amenable to giving evidence via video link instead?"

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