Facebook Under Fire
Mark Zuckerberg, the 33-year-old billionaire founder and CEO of Facebook, faced two days of questions from dozens of skeptical lawmakers over his company’s handling of data, privacy and election meddling on the social media platform. He began his testimony on Tuesday with an apology for the latest scandal involving personal Facebook data that was improperly obtained by a political consulting firm hired by Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Several lawmakers raised the possibility of regulating Facebook, despite assurances from Zuckerberg that his company was taking new steps to give users more control over their personal data and to place new restrictions on the kinds of data third parties could access.
- Sam Harnett, KQED Silicon Valley reporter
- Nate Cardozo, senior staff attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
- Mary Ross, co-Author of the California Consumer Privacy Act
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf
In February, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf thrust herself into the national debate over immigration when she warned residents about an impending Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid targeting undocumented immigrants in the Bay Area. Attorney General Jeff Sessions instructed the Department of Justice to look into whether Schaaf had obstructed justice with her warning. Meanwhile, Mayor Schaaf is working to keep the A’s in Oakland and recently joined a coalition of California mayors to combat homelessness.
Guest: Mayor Libby Schaaf, City of Oakland
Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards
For more than a decade, Cecile Richards has been the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood. Founded in 1916, the organization provides low-cost health care and reproductive services to millions of Americans each year. One of those services, abortion, has placed it in the crosshairs of conservative lawmakers on Capitol Hill who have threatened to cut its federal funding over the years. In January, Richards announced that she would step down this year as Planned Parenthood’s leader. She also has a new book out that chronicles her efforts to fight for change starting at a young age, Make Trouble.
Guest: Cecile Richards, Author, Make Trouble