Mark Zuckerberg ”It was my mistake, and I’m sorry. I started Facebook, I run it, and I’m responsible for what happens here”
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, for the first time faced U.S Congress over the data sharing scandal. During the course of a marathon five hour long hearing, Zuckerberg answered the questions asked by the Senate commerce and judiciary committees on privacy, data mining, regulations and Cambridge Analytica.
He answered questions from the social network’s role in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections to how the company handles data and also on how Facebook will handle future elections, whether it was a monopoly, and how it should be regulated.
Mark Zuckerberg testified in front of the US Congress for over 5 hours today. Here were his opening remarks. pic.twitter.com/7syYuJUL1W
— WIRED (@WIRED) April 10, 2018
Taking the responsibly Zuckerberg apologized saying, ”It was my mistake, and I’m sorry. I started Facebook, I run it, and I’m responsible for what happens here. It’s clear now that we didn’t do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm. That goes for fake news, foreign interference in elections, and hate speech, as well as developers and data privacy”.
So next time you share anything personal on Facebook, be careful and thoughtful as well, for our part of the world we are more concerned about our personal privacy not about U.S elections aren’t we.
It was a room full of energy, Facebook CEO on hot seat, cameras surrounding him, whole of the world were watching over it. Facebook is almost a ritual for millions around the world. Each senator was given less than five minutes for questions, there wasn’t any room for follow ups, no chance for big discoveries and many frustratingly half developed ideas. The twitter was also electric; people were not much satisfied over his appearance before U.S Congress
I imagine Mark Zuckerberg explaining Facebook to Congress makes him feel the way I do when my dad asks me what “website” (app) he needs to use on his phone to download movies.
— Sean Lowe (@SeanLowe09) April 10, 2018
#Zuckerberg did what was expected of him at Tuesday's #Facebook Senate Hearing. But #Congress was clueless. Although some like @DanSullivan2014 did try. The best thing to come out of the "testimony" was this transcript @washingtonpost: https://t.co/Bn7i4vEj5D (image: screenshot) pic.twitter.com/zWRwJumu5X
— Zulfikar Abbany (@zulfikarabbany) April 11, 2018
I don't know, JD, I listened to Zuckerberg testify today and it was more like a collusion with congress to shut out the conservative voices than any attempt to stop them from selling our data. They are encouraging him to block 'hate speech' and we know how Twitter operates.
— Run, sci fi for Catholics (@Runthenovel) April 11, 2018
Whether Facebook is a monopoly or not, there was a heated exchange between Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Zuckerberg over that question. To which he replied, “Doesn’t feel like that to me.”