Instagram’s head of design says he is willing to testify before Congress

Instagram’s Head of Design Adam Mosseri says he is willing to go before the Senate Commerce Committee to answer questions about the platform’s role in the online ad ecosystem.

Shortly after Business Insider first reported on Sept. 21 that Mosseri was likely to testify, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., reached out to Mosseri and asked him to agree to speak before the Senate Commerce Committee as part of the Honest Ads Act, a bill that would make advertisements on social media platforms more transparent. The bill has just been introduced in the Senate.

Facebook has yet to publicly commit to testifying before Congress, though Mark Zuckerberg did give testimony in front of lawmakers on Nov. 1 last year, the day after the Cambridge Analytica scandal first broke. In March, the Department of Justice launched a criminal investigation into a broad range of Facebook ads, most of which are reportedly associated with President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. Several former staffers on Trump’s campaign have said they were interviewed by the FBI in connection with the probe.

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