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MPs from across party lines today tore into a senior executive of a B.C.-based tech firm linked to the Facebook data scandal, accusing him of obfuscation and reminding him several times that he was under oath.

AggregateIQ chief operating officer Jeff Silvester appeared alone today before the House of Commons access to information, privacy and ethics committee, where he faced a grilling about his firm’s ties to the ongoing international controversy about how Facebook’s massive trove of user data was turned into a political tour by the pro-Brexit and Donald Trump presidential campaigns.

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MPs call Facebook on the carpet to answer a question: can it be trusted?

“We’ve been entirely cooperative with this committee,” Silvester said in his opening remarks,

This story was originally published on CBC News. To read the rest of this news worthy story, please visit http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/aggregate-iq-ethics-committee-1.4702668?cmp=rss.

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