Technology

Apr 11, 2018

The most revealing quotes from Zuckerberg’s Congress testimony

Facebook has a lot to answer for here — and what they say will affect the whole tech industry.

Meg Watson — Associate editor

Meg Watson

Associate editor

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was hauled in front of the principal Congress overnight for the first of two hearings regarding the company's protection of users' data. Though the inquisition has been kicked off by the data harvesting of Cambridge Analytica and its associated connections to the US 2016 presidential election, the hearing covered a number of topics related to the company at large.

Zuckerberg was met with hours of criticism and tough questions from lawmakers, many of which hinted at serious implications for the broader market. "This should be a wake-up call for the tech community," said Senator John Thune.

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2 thoughts on “The most revealing quotes from Zuckerberg’s Congress testimony

  1. zut alors

    ‘…it’s free and always will be…’

    With the exception of sun & air no commodity is free. Water used to be.

  2. Limited Through Mixed

    Zuckerberg is clearly out of his depth.
    Facebook is no longer some startup tech company in downtown Silicon Valley renting cheap office space.
    The company has grown too big and too fast… clearly beyond the intellectual, political and business capabilities of this naive individual lightweight.
    You’re in the big league now Mark. Man up or get off the pot.
    He needs to stand aside or down and appoint some properly experienced individuals to lead this company through its (so far) worst period in its short history.
    Either that or shut it down. Now. Retire with his millions.

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