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Mark Zuckerberg and US senators inspire endless memes — Facebook

12 Abril 2018

His answers to some of the tougher questions were less satisfying, but he was never pushed as hard as he could have been.

Even if Zuckerberg was a saint and didn't care a whit about profit, chances are social media is still just plain bad for democracy. Zuckerberg's testimony before the U.S. Congress this week may set the stage for firmer regulation of the online giants, from Facebook and Alphabet Inc.to Amazon.com Inc. and Netflix Inc. "Going to solve this one", read Zuckerberg's notes under the heading "Accountability" and the bullet point "Resign?" "He doesn't want to look like he is testing the limits".

Once there, simply type "Cambridge Analytica" into the search bar at the top of the page, then click on the result that says "How can I tell if my information was shared with Cambridge Analytica?" It's whether an infinite, invisible web of advertisers, marketers, and app developers can. "It's important that he's not disagreeing - he's asking for clarification - because you don't want to establish a conversation that is adversarial or confrontational", said Cohen.

In other words, Zuckerberg has taken some blame, but he doesn't want his company to be sued for its actions (or inaction).

And how do you defend that? And that's the condensed version. Information from as many as 87 million users was siphoned to Cambridge Analytica, a British firm with ties to President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.

"Your user agreement sucks", Senator John Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican, told Zuckerberg. He made few commitments and promised that Facebook could protect users on its own with better algorithms and advances in artificial intelligence. It beggars belief, if so. Women in Ireland and beyond have taken to the streets and social media to declare 'I Believe Her'.

It's not that Zuckerberg wasn't peppered with some tough questions from both parties about his company and its business model. It's easy to see why they might.

The Facebook CEO's at-times awkwardness saw him being compared to Star Trek's Data - an android who struggles with human behaviour and emotions.

On Tuesday, the Facebook CEO testified in front of a rare US Senate joint committee hearing.

Democratic Representative Frank Pallone of New Jersey asked for a yes-or-no answer on whether he'd commit to changing default settings to minimize the collection of users' data.

'They're the company that created these problems. While he's not yet predicting a recession, he does expect the Federal Reserve to be cutting rates in 2020 to try to prevent a downturn.

The industry that has always projected an image of endless youth is now being forced to acknowledge it can no longer function as a perpetual adolescent.

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I don't care who accesses my information on Facebook.

Facebook did stop the pervasive sharing that allowed the Cambridge Analytica fiasco in 2015. "It was my mistake, and I'm sorry", Zuckerberg said.

Facebook has disclosed that posts from a Russian company known for pushing Kremlin propaganda had reached the news feeds of 126 million users.

To that end, I propose a Data Bill of Rights.

Mark Zuckerberg didn't really screw up. There's not much room for benefit of the doubt.

SELYUKH: Zuckerberg says non-Facebook users are tracked to make sure they're, for example, not hackers or other malicious actors. However, it has also given birth to an adage that notes if you are not paying for a product then you are a product. That's not going to change.

Mark Zuckerberg and US senators inspire endless memes — Facebook