Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of the world’s most popular social network, is expected to testify this week before the U.S. Senate about election meddling and election fraud, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the witness is not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.
Zuckerberg will be testifying alongside former Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg Jr., who resigned from the company in January after allegations surfaced of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
The House Intelligence Committee is expected later this week to hold its first public hearing on Russia-related election interference.
The Senate Intelligence Committee, meanwhile, has been holding its first hearings on cyberattacks in recent weeks.
Zuckerberg has been under intense scrutiny since the U-turn in January when Facebook removed political ads related to the presidential election that appeared to have been purchased by Russia.
Facebook has also faced backlash for its handling of the news media’s reporting of the 2016 election, including the firing of several news organizations including The New York Times and The Washington Post.
Zuckoff is expected testify about election fraud in the Senate, but the person familiar said the subject matter will be largely limited to elections.
It is not clear when or where Zuckerberg will testify.
Zimmerman will not testify before the Senate Intelligence panel, according to The Associated Press.
The company has been cooperating with the panel, and Senate Republicans on Tuesday called on Zuckerberg to do the same.
Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina said Zuckerberg should testify because he “did nothing wrong.”