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Live blog: Mark Zuckerberg's Congress Testimony Day 2

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Over the course of two days, Mark Zuckerberg will be testifying before Congress and facing difficult questions about how Facebook was used for election interference, the company’s data-sharing poliRead full story

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  • I have been staunch in protesting overly simplistic judgments about Facebook. Let me be equally staunch in protesting overly simplistic questioning - of Zuck, of the business model, of the product, of the goal. The role of a serious inquiry is to bring to light that which has previously been hidden.

    And in a long day of questioning, that simply did not occur. Get an earbud and a staffer feeding you questions if you don’t feel up the challenge of what is an admittedly difficult topic. But rather

    I have been staunch in protesting overly simplistic judgments about Facebook. Let me be equally staunch in protesting overly simplistic questioning - of Zuck, of the business model, of the product, of the goal. The role of a serious inquiry is to bring to light that which has previously been hidden.

    And in a long day of questioning, that simply did not occur. Get an earbud and a staffer feeding you questions if you don’t feel up the challenge of what is an admittedly difficult topic. But rather like accepting speaking engagements about which you do not have expertise simply for ego, do not waste this country’s time by asking from ignorance. There is a junior senator out there somewhere who could have the run table on today.

  • They might want to consider having Kara Swisher do the questioning. This version makes the senators seem old and out of date.

  • Ted Fine
    Ted Fine

    Questions I wish someone would ask:

    1. Will you promise right now to immediately implement a premium paid subscription service with no advertising and TOTAL privacy protection?

    2. How can Facebook, being a private company, possibly do the necessary investigation of foreign influencers, without legal and legislative authority?

    3. How can a business that must be driven by the need to produce profits for shareholders by selling their users data and pushing advertising claim to put their users needs

    Questions I wish someone would ask:

    1. Will you promise right now to immediately implement a premium paid subscription service with no advertising and TOTAL privacy protection?

    2. How can Facebook, being a private company, possibly do the necessary investigation of foreign influencers, without legal and legislative authority?

    3. How can a business that must be driven by the need to produce profits for shareholders by selling their users data and pushing advertising claim to put their users needs for privacy and service first? If I work at Facebook what must I do to build a career?

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