Published: Wed, April 11, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Sen. John Kennedy to Mark Zuckerberg: 'Your User Agreement Sucks'

Sen. John Kennedy to Mark Zuckerberg: 'Your User Agreement Sucks'

That's a departure from how internet companies have traditionally viewed themselves - as neutral platforms generally not responsible for what people post and share on their services.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifying before a Senate hearing on Tuesday.

"You said back then that Facebook would always be free", Hatch said during his five minutes. This, he says, raises "moral and legal" obligation questions. He's apologized many times already, to users and the public, but it is the first time in his career that he has gone before Congress.


In total, more than 87 million users worldwide were caught up in the data scandal when Cambridge Analytica allegedly used its data to influence the 2016 USA election.

It was these shortcomings that nearly certainly undermined what should have been an afternoon of hard questions for the 33-year-old billionaire and indeed many will be hoping that his second appearance in front of the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce will be considerably more taxing. To each question, Zuckerberg responded that he was not aware of any such content.

Zuckerberg said the app was developed in accordance with the way Facebook's app platform worked at the time. "Between those three elections, we were able to proactively remove tens of thousands of accounts before they could do significant harm", he said. In today's Senate hearing, Mark Zuckerberg addressed the urban legend yet again, issuing an absolute denial. "That goes for fake news, foreign interference in elections, and hate speech, as well as developers and data privacy", reads the prepared testimony.


He said that "we have a responsibility to not just build tools, but to make sure they are used for good".

"It was my mistake, and I'm sorry". "Facebook happens to be the point of the spear, but all these other app sites that get your personal data, that's another way of us losing our privacy", Nelson said. "Your user agreement sucks". Dick Durbin that no, he would rather not share personal details of his life with the U.S. Congress.

The political data firm, Cambridge Analytica, we've come to find, improperly collected data on over 87 million users.


Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) told Zuckerberg he assumes "Facebook has been served subpoenas from Special Counsel Mueller's office", to which Zuckerberg initially answered, "yes" but later clarified that "I am actually not aware of a subpoena".

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