Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faces questions about his company's operations.
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Google has been trying to launch its own social network. Facebook had apparently wanted to raise concerns about the privacy of Google's Social Circle tool, which uses Gmail accounts as part of its social network platform.
Facebook is facing another issue. Two Congressmen are asking CEO Mark Zuckerberg, one of the 11 media people to watch in 2011, to explain his own company's privacy policies. There are questions about whether third parties can get access to users' personal data.
These issues show that new media outlets aren't immune to two problems facing traditional media and all companies in general -- corporate rivalry and customer information sharing. Zuckerberg now has to decide whether to speak out publicly about this PR black eye, which will test this young billionaire's skills far beyond the boardroom or computer keyboard.