Published: Fri, April 13, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

Zuckerberg back on Capitol Hill for second day of testimony

Zuckerberg back on Capitol Hill for second day of testimony

It couldn't be easier to watch Mark Zuckerberg's congress live stream. The second round was more hard.

Once again wearing a dark suit instead of his usual grey T-shirt, the hearing was Mr. Zuckerberg's second in two days. It's not clear what that regulation would look like and Zuckerberg didn't offer any specifics.

But he faltered somewhat Wednesday when pressed by Rep.

"This is a complex issue that deserves more than a one word answer", Zuckerberg said. Zuckerberg responded, "I'm not sure what that means". Zuckerberg has been grilled on the categories of information Facebook collects, its failure to crack down on opioid sales on its platform, and its building of "shadow profiles" of non-users without their consent. Note that Pallone is not asking Facebook to stop collecting personal data. The FTC confirmed last month that it's investigating Facebook.

Zuckerberg, the CEO and co-founder of Facebook, was testifying in front of a joint committee about the misuse of Facebook users' data by political analysis firm Cambridge Analytica, which Facebook failed to prevent from improperly gaining access to people's personal information.

The tech mogul's own personal data was stolen during the incident, he said on Wednesday. Here's how you can find a Facebook live stream of Mark Zuckerberg's day two testimony. On Tuesday, he took questions for almost five hours in a U.S. Senate hearing without making any further promises to support new legislation or change how the social network does business. The hearing marked his first time ever testifying on Capitol Hill. But with only four minutes allotted to each of the 55 committee members, there was limited opportunity for followup questions.

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a Democrat from IL, recounted a long list of Zuckerberg's apologies over the years before concluding: "This is proof to me that self-regulation does not work".

He described the meeting as "robust but constructive", and said there "needed to be a change in the relationship between government and the social media companies".

"I think that this certain situation is so dire and has become so large that probably some well-crafted regulation is necessary", Cook said. Castor asked. "Congresswoman, yes", Zuckerberg said in an uneasy tone, before she cut him off.

Zuckerberg said he has not been personally interviewed and said he is not aware if the company has been subpoenaed. And there was another exchange in which Zuckerberg was asked to confirm that Facebook does indeed track users, even when they log off. But it does sell access to you, or more specifically, access to your News Feed, and uses that data to show you specific ads it thinks you're likely to enjoy or click on.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told lawmakers Wednesday the internet sector will need some form of regulation. He made allusions to "something bad" happening at the institution, and implied that Facebook may sue. Shares in Facebook posted their biggest daily gain in almost two years on Tuesday, closing up 4.5 percent.

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