March 20, 2018 / 4:28 PM / 9 months ago

Facebook to brief U.S. lawmakers' aides on Wednesday: congressional staff

Facebook logo is seen at a start-up companies gathering at Paris' Station F in Paris, France on January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/Files

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will brief U.S. Senate and House aides on Wednesday, congressional staff said on Tuesday amid growing pressure on the social media company to answer questions over the use of its users’ data.

A House Energy and Commerce Committee spokeswoman confirmed the briefing would take place as did a Senate aide. The briefing comes amid some calls from lawmakers for Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to appear before Congress.

Reporting by David Shepardson; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Susan Thomas

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