Mark Zuckerberg grilled by US Congress over Libra
25 October 2019 | 8:57 am
Facebook's founder faced an unfriendly bipartisan crowd during a House hearing. Representative Maxine Waters said the company's "existing deficiencies and failures" needed to be fixed before launching a cryptocurrency.
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