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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Will Speak About Data Crisis in Next 24 Hours

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Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg plans to speak up shortly to address a barrage of criticism for the social-media company’s handling of the private data of millions of users.

Zuckerberg will speak publicly within 24 hours, according to a person familiar with the CEO’s plans. He is facing a rising swell of demands from politicians in the U.S. and Europe to explain how Facebook let the personal data of 50 million people fall into the hands of Cambridge Analytica, a political-advertising firm that helped Donald Trump win the U.S. presidency in 2016, without their consent.