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Wylie first went on the record for the Guardian in March, blowing the lid off the analytics firm’s misuse of Facebook user data and connection to President Donald Trump’s campaign. The revelations kicked off a major scandal for the social media network and privacy concerns for millions of users.
Wylie tweeted Saturday morning he has accepted invitations from the U.S. House Intelligence Committee and House Judiciary Committee, adding: “We must take this seriously.”
I have accepted invitations to testify next week at the US House Intelligence Committee and House Judiciary Committee. Democracies around the world are under threat from malicious actors who seek to use social media as an information battleground. We must take this seriously. pic.twitter.com/yths0afWJo
— Christopher Wylie (@chrisinsilico) April 21, 2018
In the invitation, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) hinted at what kind of questions Wylie might face on the stand, including information “about Cambridge Analytica’s activities on behalf of then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign during the 2016 U.S. elections, the specific roles of persons of interest, including Steve Bannon and Robert and Rebekah Mercer, as well as the firm’s ties to Russia.”
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress earlier this month, where he fielded questions from lawmakers about the scandal and insisted the social network is doing everything it can to prevent another one like it.
Kris Seavers is the Evening Editor for the Daily Dot, where she covers breaking news, politics, and LGBTQ issues. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.