April 26, 2018 / 11:18 AM / 3 months ago

Facebook CTO says sorry journalists feel firm is trying to suppress the truth

LONDON (Reuters) - Facebook did not intend its behaviour towards the media to be interpreted as trying to stop the truth about a data scandal from coming out, the company’s chief technology officer said on Thursday.

Mike Schroepfer, Chief Technical Officer of Facebook, gives evidence to Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee in Westminster, London, Britain April 26, 2018. Parliament TV handout via REUTERS

Asked by a lawmaker on a British parliamentary committee whether Facebook would apologise for its “bullying” behaviour towards the press, Mike Schroepfer said: “I am sorry that journalists feel that we are trying to prevent them from getting the truth out.

“That is not the intent, so I’m sorry,” he added.

Reporting by Alistair Smout, writing by Michael Holden; editing by Stephen Addison

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