As disinformation becomes a major issue on social media, Facebook faced tough questions from legislators from nine countries as part of an international hearing on disinformation in London.
But a committee of members of the UK parliament stopped short of releasing documents Facebook has been trying to keep confidential, according to a CNN.com story.
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Lawmakers from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Ireland, Latvia, Singapore, and the United Kingdom attended.
A star witness was missing, however: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. He was repeatedly asked to attend, but the company has instead sent one of his deputies.
The committee left a seat vacant for Zuckerberg on Tuesday, complete with a nameplate.
Lawmakers questioned Richard Allan, the company's vice president of public policy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Allan is a former member of the UK parliament.
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