Johnson, R-Ohio, and McKinley, R-W.Va., are members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. "I think it is inevitable that there will need to be some regulation", he said. Zuckerberg responded with apologies and promises of internal investigations and remedies. It is, it's nuanced, and what we try to, we try to lay this out in our community standards, which are public documents that we can make sure that you and your office get to look through the definitions on this. "What is unsafe about two black women supporting Donald J Trump?" one of the legislators asked.
Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from SC, asked Zuckerberg if he would be willing to work with lawmakers to examine what "regulations you think are necessary in your industry".
When asked whether Facebook can exist without collecting and selling user data, the tech-genius replied: It would not be possible for our services to exist, without having the option for users to put in the content and then sharing. He said he was among the almost 87 million people whose personal information was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.
Zuckerberg has apologised for his company's role in the data scandal saying: "We didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big mistake".
House lawmakers aggressively questioned Zuckerberg Wednesday on user data, privacy settings and whether the company is biased against conservatives. He also said that the firm will be increasing resources to investigate apps and take appropriate actions. If it is, and it's being used for other commercial, privacy-breaking things, expect to see Zuckerberg answering many more questions most likely surrounded by a small army of lawyers.
One question Facebook did answer was whether it would continue to oppose the California Consumer Privacy Act, which would allow residents in the state to opt out of companies selling their data. "I started Facebook, I run it, and I'm responsible for what happens here", he said.
It's been another tough week for Facebook with its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, being quizzed in front of Congress.
The performance had favorable results. Facebook shares closed up 1.2 percent on Wednesday after dips earlier in the day. Well, Zuckerberg, a.k.a Mr. Steal Your Data, has made three billion dollars just in the past two days.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg walks to a meeting with Senator John Thun. "But there are also things like, 'how does it affect children, how does the platform create addiction, how does the platform encourage extremism, how does the platform push American values onto other countries?'" He assured senators the company would handle the situation differently today. "Even if someone isn't logged in, we track certain information, like how many pages they're accessing, as a security measure".