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Facebook's fork in the road - restore trust or face regulation

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg faces a defining moment, not just for the social media behemoth, but for social media platforms in general, as he takes tough questions at congressional hearings over two days in Washington.

Yesterday, Mr Zuckerberg appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate Commerce and Judiciary committees. Today, he will face the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 11, 2018, with the headline 'Facebook's fork in the road - restore trust or face regulation'. Print Edition | Subscribe