The prepared testimony of Mark Zuckerberg for the Wednesday hearing of the Congress has been published online. The seven-page statement begins with an apology from Zuckerberg, who says Facebook did not have a broad enough view of its responsibilities. "That was a big mistake, it was my mistake, and I'm sorry," he says. "I started Facebook, I manage it and I'm responsible for what happens here."
Zuckerberg will testify before the Energy and Commerce Committee of the US House of Representatives on Wednesday, after he will face another hearing in the Senate on Tuesday. This testimony covers a large amount of family land, including the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the disinformation campaign of the Internet Research Agency linked to Russia. As Josh Constine points out in TechCrunch, he offers some new information about the APT28 piracy group linked to Russia: Facebook says it detected and closed accounts related to APT28 during the summer of 2016.
The real part of Wednesday's hearing will come from Zuckerberg answering questions from lawmakers about privacy, electoral interference and the future of Facebook. But this testimony will set the stage for that confrontation.