Face­book’s boss misses UK hear­ing

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MPs have ques­tioned Face­book’s Euro­pean pol­icy chief at a hear­ing in West­min­ster – but left an empty chair for its founder Mark Zucker­berg, af­ter he re­fused to ap­pear.

Richard Al­lan at­tended the hear­ing in­stead of Zucker­berg ( above), who has con­sis­tently de­clined to of­fer him­self up for ques­tion­ing by the dig­i­tal, cul­ture, me­dia and sport com­mit­tee dur­ing the course of its in­quiry into fake news.

Mr Al­lan – a Lib­eral Demo­crat peer – is be­ing quizzed by UK MPs and par­lia­men­tar­i­ans from Ar­gentina, Brazil, Canada, Ire­land, Latvia and Sin­ga­pore.

The hear­ing fol­lows the un­usual seizure of in­ter­nal Face­book doc­u­ments from an­other com­pany by the com­mit­tee us­ing par­lia­ment’s an­cient le­gal pow­ers.

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