The university said it asked Facebook for evidence to support its claims about Kogan but hasn't received a response. Zuckerberg told Senator Bill Nelson that "in retrospect we should've done a full audit". Facebook has itself denied it on multiple occasions.
So that appears to be your answer, Senator Wicker. "Are you a first amendment speaker expressing your views, or are you a neutral public forum allowing everyone to speak?"
The "big mistake" Facebook has made is viewing its responsibility as just building tools rather than making sure those tools are used for good, Zuckerberg said. "From that perspective, that's why we generally try to refer to what we do as a platform for all ideas".
The Facebook founder did more of that Tuesday as he testified before two Senate committees. "It's just a simple question".
Moments later, Hatch asked: "How do you sustain a business in which users don't pay for your service?"
"First of all, it may be Facebook that we're talking about now, but the concern applies to nearly all free platforms", Boyle said.
"This is the most important principle for Facebook: Every piece of content that you share on Facebook, you own and you have complete control over who sees it, and how you share it, and you can remove it at any time", said Zuckerberg. But while Facebook's latest move may seem a positive step for the individual user's privacy, it could in fact only worsen the problems germinated by foreign disinformation operations. And numerous lawmakers present were primarily preoccupied with allegations of anti-conservative bias at Facebook, a line of questioning that failed to produce any illuminating answers. "Do you agree with that assessment?"
"I think he's sorry he has to testify in front of Congress", Kelly said.
Many noted that the Facebook boss was living through a lot of people's "worst nightmare" live on TV. "And we're also going to do that for [Facebook user] pages ... that will make it significantly harder for Russian interference efforts or other inauthentic efforts to spread misinformation through the network". "Around privacy specifically, there are a few principles that I think it would be useful to discuss and potentially codify into law".
Zuckerberg has been apologizing for Facebook since before you probably even heard of Facebook.
"How about MoveOn.org?" he asked.
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Investigators said Jefferson was denied bond and is being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Campbell County. She will face a grand jury in June to determine if she will be indicted of either first or second-degree murder.
Later, Sen. Kamala Harris, a California Democrat, pushed Zuckerberg on the notification point again, but he could not say when execs made the decision not to alert consumers.
"How about any democratic candidate for office?" asked Cruz. "I actually am not aware of a subpoena".
Zuckerberg: Congressman, I'm not, I'm not familiar with that. The firm also plans to assign around 20,000 people to work on security and content. Facebook's technology doesn't need Zuck to post "I'm in Washington D.C." to know that he's in Washington, D.C. Similarly, Facebook doesn't need you to say "I've got a crush on so-and-so".
"There's a very common misconception about Facebook that we sell data to advertisers", Zuckerberg said.
One of the first senators to make this argument was Sen.
Ultimately, Zuckerberg said that Facebook welcomes regulation, as long as it is the "right regulation". "In order to be seen as not being a platitude, you have to do something different to shed new light or have a deeper insight".
The Facebook leader concluded his conversation with Senator Cruz.
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Regarding whether or not the flawless regulation exists to prevent a Cambridge Analytica repeat, Zuckerberg urged that he would consult with his team to brainstorm some suggestions for the committees.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg batted away often-aggressive questioning Tuesday from lawmakers who accused him of failing to protect the personal information of millions of Americans.
Facebook faces two new federal lawsuits for allegedly violating the trust of the millions of users whose personal data was shared with the data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica.