After the endless marathon hearing yesterday before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation of the Senate, Mark Zuckerberg today addresses the House, where he will answer questions before the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Yesterday's session featured almost 50 lawmakers riddling Zuckerberg with questions about how Facebook protects user data, details about the Cambridge Analytica scandal and even questions about what kind of regulations Zuckerberg believes should be put in place to regulate Facebook.
The day ended with a series of revelations: Zuckerberg said that Facebook "does not feel it" as a monopoly, but it cost him to name a viable competitor; hinted that one day it could be a paid version of the platform; Again and again, he promised the senators that the privacy of the data was a legitimate concern and a priority for the platform; he supports legislation to control Facebook's data collection powers, but had difficulty committing to support new laws that would do that; and once again tried to allay the suspicion that Facebook heard our conversations through our phones. We also learned that many of the legislators responsible for regulating Facebook do not fully understand what Facebook is, or how it works.
Zuckerberg seemed mostly comfortable and safe through the audience of almost 5 hours long. Let's see how day two stays.
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