Rahul Gandhi must kneel down after Zuckerberg's testimony: BJP
Source :NewsBharati   Date :12-Apr-2018

New Delhi, April 12: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has sought an apology from Congress President Rahul Gandhi after Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg testified before the US Congress over data leak row.

Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad citing Facebook's promise of maintaining the integrity of Indian elections said that Rahul must 'apologise and promise not to manipulate voters and divide the society in future'.

In a tweet, the Union Minister said, probity demands that Rahul Gandhi should promise not to manipulate voters in the future. He said, Cambridge Analytica's role in manipulating elections is clear now.

Prasad pointed out that Facebook has given an assurance to stop it and maintain integrity of India's elections. There have been allegations that Cambridge Analytica data has been used by parties in India as well.

Last week, Zuckerberg admitted making a huge mistake as personal data of up to 87 million users may have been improperly shared with British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, a figure higher than the previous estimate of 50 million.

He claimed that he was among the 87 million users, whose data was leaked and misused by Cambridge Analytica. Zuckerberg made these remarks before the US Congress, where he faced questions from legislators for about five hours.