Facebook ‘working with’ US special counsel’s Russia probe: Zuckerberg

Washington (AFP) – Facebook is cooperating with the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg told lawmakers Tuesday.

In a wide-ranging question-and-answer session before the US Senate, Zuckerberg acknowledged that Facebook had been approached and was cooperating with Robert Mueller’s independent probe, but that some aspects of the cooperation are secret.

“Our work with the special counsel is confidential. I want to make sure in an open session I don’t reveal something that’s confidential,” he said.

Zuckerberg said he had personally not been contacted, and that he was not specifically aware of any subpoena of Facebook data.

“I believe there may be (a subpoena), but I know we’re working with them,” he said.