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Zuckerberg Deposition Blocked by Judge in D.C. Privacy Case

  • D.C. attorney had sought to question the Facebook founder
  • Judge in case said deposition request ‘smacks of bad faith’
Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

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A request to depose Mark Zuckerberg as part of Washington, D.C.’s data-privacy lawsuit against Facebook drew a blistering denial from the judge overseeing the case, who called the attempt “frankly annoying.”

D.C. Superior Court Judge Maurice A. Ross said Tuesday the district waited too long to add the Meta Platforms Inc. chief executive officer to the 2018 lawsuit and that a deposition was unlikely to help consumers who were allegedly harmed by the social-media company’s handling of user data.