Mark Zuckerberg could face Canadian subpoena if he turns down meeting with lawmakers

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The number of countries where Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg can expect to freely move about could soon shrink if he again refuses a meeting with an international committee of lawmakers investigating election meddling.

Zuckerberg and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg were invited on February 15 to appear before a May meeting of the International Grand Committee on Disinformation and “Fake News” in Ottawa, Canada. Neither have responded.

Bob Zimmer, who is chair of the committee and a member of Canada’s parliament, said Zuckerberg and Sandberg should consider the offer carefully.  

“If we get a no, then there are some tools that I have as Committee Chair to compel them,” said Zimmer. “I’ve said it before that I’d be willing to subpoena Mark Zuckerberg to appear.” 

If that happens, Canada will be the second country to promise Zuckerberg an order to appear before parliament. After the International Grand…

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