Good morning Her Campus! With a break-neck news cycle, there is no possible way for you to stay on top of every story that comes across your feeds—we’re all only human, after all.
But, life comes at you fast. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in for this quick and dirty guide to stories you might’ve been sleeping on (like, literally. It’s early.)
Mark Zuckerberg Begins Testifying Before Congress
On Tuesday, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg spent four hours in front of over 40 senators who grilled him on Facebook's recent privacy controversy surrounding Cambridge Analytica, a firm that worked with the Trump campaign and allegedly stole data from 50 million users. Throughout the testimony, Zuckerberg admitted to Facebook's mistakes when it came to protecting user privacy and promised to improve privacy on the site moving forward.
"We didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big mistake. And it was my mistake, and I’m sorry. I started Facebook, I run it, and I’m responsible for what happens here," Zuckerberg said, according to the Washington Post.
Another hearing between Zuckerberg and the House Energy and Commerce Committee is scheduled for this morning.
In five hours of testimony, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg answered dozens of senators' questions that ranged from privacy issues to Russian election meddling https://t.co/UZIdhagHVopic.twitter.com/NdbR2i6pAf
— CNN (@CNN) April 11, 2018
Trump Cancels Trip to Latin America Over Chemical Attacks in Syria
The New York Times reports that President Trump has canceled what would have been his first trip to Latin America as president amid news of a chemical weapons attack on Syria over the weekend that killed over 40 civilians. However, considering Trump's previous controversial comments about several Latin American countries and the fact that the cancelation also comes immediately after the FBI's raid of Trump's lawyer's office on Monday, the move seems rather *convenient* to some.
Breaking: President Trump will skip his planned trip to Latin America this week to oversee the American response to Syria, the White House said https://t.co/8JOb0faaJC
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 10, 2018
Welp, the Obamas Won't Be Invited to the Royal Wedding After All
Despite his close friendship with Prince Harry, a spokesperson for Kensington Palace said on Tuesday that Barack Obama will not be on the guest list for the upcoming royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — though thankfully, it's not a snub. As the spokesperson explained, Meghan and Harry were not required to invite world leaders to their wedding like Will and Kate were. The couple has gone with a decidedly smaller guest list and inviting only the Obamas could possibly be seen as a snub to other world leaders who were excluded from the guest list. (And let's be honest, it also conveniently allows them to avoid inviting President Trump.)
NEW: No political leaders, from U.K or elsewhere, to be invited to wedding of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle.
"Her Majesty's Government was consulted on this decision which was taken by the Royal Household," Kensington Palace says.
— ABC News (@ABC) April 10, 2018
Meme of the day:
I'm just looking for someone who will look at me the way this dog looks at her, TBH.