Mark Zuckerberg says it was 'clearly a mistake' to trust Cambridge Analytica

Mark Zuckerberg has said it was "clearly a mistake" to trust Cambridge Analytica (CA) when Facebook asked the British data firm to delete tens of millions of users' data.

The Facebook founder said CA had provided formal assurances that data harvested from 50 million profiles had been destroyed after the breach was revealed in 2015.

"I don't know about you, but I'm used to when people legally certify that they are going to do something, that they do it. But I think this was clearly a mistake in retrospect," Zuckerberg told CNN.

The billionaire, who has been called on to give evidence to MPs in person over the scandal, said he would be happy to appear before US Congress "if it's the right thing to do".

TV host Ant McPartlin charged with drink driving

Ant McPartlin leaving a house in west London today

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TV presenter Ant McPartlin has been charged with drink driving following a traffic collision on Sunday in south-west London, the Metropolitan Police has confirmed.

Ant, 42, was seen at Kingston Police Station today for questioning in relation to the incident, and will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on April 4.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg called to answer MP's questions

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been told he must attend a parliamentary committee to give evidence about the use of personal data from the social networking site by Cambridge Analytica.

The committee chair, Damian Collins, wrote in a letter to Zuckerberg that social media platform had been repeatedly asked about how other companies used and held data from its site, and whether it had been taken without users’ consent.

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George Galloway insists Russia isn't to blame for nerve agent attack

Outspoken politician George Galloway has told Good Morning Britain that he believes Russia is behind the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter. The former Labour MP says it is "unlikely" Russia is behind the incident.

"I have no idea who did the poisoning, but Russia must be near the bottom of the list," he told hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid.

He said that Iran had previously produced the chemical, he added that it had been used in Uzbekistan, before pointing the finger at British biological warfare base Porton Down which is a few miles from Salisbury.

Ant McPartlin steps down from TV roles after drink drive arrest

Ant McPartlin was arrested on suspicion of drink driving

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Ant McPartlin is stepping down from his current television roles for the "foreseeable future" and will head back to rehab, following his arrest on suspicion of drink driving on Sunday.

A statement from McPartlin's publicist confirmed that this week's Saturday Night Takeaway will no longer run.

The 42-year-old is said to have been involved in a collision with two other cars while he was driving his Mini in Richmond, West London, on Sunday afternoon.