Everything You Need to Know About Mark Zuckerberg’s Testimony to Congress
Facebook’s CEO and founder testified in front of House and Senate committees on data security and how the social media site is trying to improve.
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For around 10 hours over the past two days, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has perched on a booster-seat-like cushion and fielded questions from Congress.
Asked to testify about Facebook’s handling of private user data in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the 33-year-old calmly and carefully replied to Congress’s questions and attempted to explain how the internet works to more than one octogenarian.
If you wisely decided not to binge watch the entire spectacle—or watch it in VR—fear not. Motherboard has been watching every second of the dialogue and has collected all the most interesting and important bits you may have missed. If you want to get caught up, this is where you should start.
Dive into our biggest takeaways from the hearing:
After digesting all of that, you might want to move on to:
Checking if your data was affected by the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Then, even if it is, get some context and remind yourself that it’s not your fault you handed Facebook so much juicy data.
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