The pressure on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg continues to mount as Washington is ready to start holding CEOs accountable for the use of customer data. Lawmakers are ready to hold the CEO personally responsible as the Federal Trade Commission is now said to be considering action. The FTC opened an investigation into Facebook following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Now there are two Democratic senators who have voiced their opinions – they support the idea of coming down hard on the Facebook CEO following a Washington Post report. One Democrat said that Facebook was put on notice by the FTC a long time ago and finally things might start happening. Note that the CEO traveled around the US in early April speaking in front of the cameras, saying that governments should have more control of the social media companies.
Not only Zuckerberg but other top Facebook executives will be examined and there might be punishments handed out. According to these Senators, the FTC now has sufficient evidence to make a statement. The message to send CEOs across the country, according to this Senator is that anyone skirting the law and deceiving consumers is going to pay a hefty price. The leaders in Washington DC are now saying that Zuckerberg and Facebook are one entity, like two sides of the same coin. Note that the CEO is the founder and key driver of all things Facebook, and this means that the FTC has a target, but they are not commenting. This one point is crystal clear and it sounds more like this will be the key to the next Q & A that finds Mark Zuckerberg.