Zuckerberg Senate Hearing Slightly Delayed

Tuesday's highly-anticipated joint Senate Commerce and Senate Judiciary Committees hearing with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will have to be anticipated for a tad longer.

Due to a scheduled floor vote at the same time as the 2:15 p.m. hearing Tuesday (April 10), the proceedings will begin "shortly after that," according to Judiciary Committee chair Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).

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It will be the first of two hearings, with Zuckerberg also scheduled to testify Wednesday (April 11) in the House Energy & Commerce Committee. News networks have been preparing for coverage of the hearing, both on-air and online. Zuckerberg will be grilled on the Cambridge Analytica data sharing incident as well as privacy and security more broadly, and likely Facebook's role as a facilitator, if unwittingly, of potential Russian election meddling.

Facebook has taken a series of actions to improve both its process for sharing, or not, user data, and for insuring the backers of political and issues ads are disclosed.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.