Mark Zuckerberg Will Do a Reluctant Second Round With Congress

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Mark Zuckerberg is certainly spending a lot of time in D.C. lately. The House Financial Services Committee announced on Wednesday that Facebook’s founder and CEO will be making a second appearance before Congress—his second trip to the nation’s capital in two months—this time to defend his company’s plans for its own global cryptocurrency known as Libra.  

The hearing is set for October 23 and will examine Facebook’s potential influence on financial services and housing. But with Congressional cameos from major tech CEOs as rare as they are—they generally send product leads or lawyers to represent them in questioning—Zuck’s grilling is likely to cover a range of issues, from Facebook’s bad habit of buying up competitors to its supposed anti-conservative bias, a favorite pet topic of House Republicans.

A Facebook spokesperson told The Daily Beast that “Mark looks forward to testifying before the House Financial Services Committee and responding to lawmakers’ questions.”

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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