Congresspeople including Leonard Lance (R-NJ), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), and Tim Walberg (R-PI) hit Zuckerberg with a laundry list of occassions when Facebook has been perceived to have been censoring conservatives. "I think it's something that we get criticized both from the left and the right on what the definitions are that we have".
And that's how Zuckerberg described it a couple of times in his two days of testimony.
Democratic Representative Debbie Dingell expressed frustration with Zuckerberg's frequent promises to get back to lawmakers later in writing. In fact, Debbie Dingell, a democratic representative came hard on Zuckerberg, saying, "some things are striking during this conversation".
"You are using Facebook to hurt people", he told Zuckerberg.
Long continued, however, and asked for further clarification regarding the goal of FaceMash, "You put up pictures of two women and decided which one was more attractive of the two, is that right?"
The data was improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica by an academic who gathered data on users and their friends through a questionnaire app on Facebook. He gave no further details.
We found out that even his data was compromised in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook is working with the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election, and Zuckerberg realizes that some sort of regulation in big tech is inevitable.
Zuckerberg will testify for the second day in a row when he stands before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday to answer additional questions.
"I do imagine that we will find some apps that were either doing something suspicious or misusing people's data", he said. With tighter European regulation around privacy fast approaching, Facebook has been on the messaging warpath about its new data protection tools.
"But, in order to prevent people from scraping public information..."
Zuckerberg argued that the developer platform lets people "choose to sign into other apps and bring their data with them", a feature "that's something a lot of people want to be able to do". He refrained from cracking jokes and flashed few smiles.
The EU's justice and consumer commissioner Vera Jourova said it was "only good news" that Zuckerberg had acknowledged Facebook planned to follow the bloc's strict new rules worldwide. Well, Zuckerberg, a.k.a Mr. Steal Your Data, has made three billion dollars just in the past two days. Loebsack asked whether it would be possible for Facebook to exist if it did not package user data into profiles for advertisers. He did not name specific companies. For some services like emails etc, you can use a different browser (say Chrome) in default mode so that your passwords and website settings etc are saved.