Yesterday Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a five-hour appearance before a joint US Senate committee hearing. Senators grilled him about privacy in the wake of pro-Trump data mining firm Cambridge Analytica’s collection of Facebook data on millions of Americans without their knowledge.
Highlights From His Testimony:
- Mark admitted to making mistakes.
- He said Facebook would investigate every app that got a large amount of info.
- Mark said there will always be a version of Facebook that is free.
- Asked by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., about what steps Facebook is taking to prevent foreign actors from interfering in U.S. elections, Zuckerberg conceded that they were slow to recognize Russia’s meddling in the 2016 campaign. “One of my greatest regrets in running the company is that we were slow in identifying the Russian information operations in 2016,” Zuckerberg said, adding, “We expected them to do a number of more traditional cyber-attacks, which we did identify and notify the campaigns that they were trying to hack into them. But we were slow in identifying the type of new information operations.”
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