Published: Wed, April 11, 2018
Sci-tech | By Brandy Patterson

Mark Zuckerberg: 'We Are Responsible for the Content on Facebook'

Mark Zuckerberg: 'We Are Responsible for the Content on Facebook'

In his first appearance before Congress since he launched Facebook from his Harvard dorm room 14 years ago, Mark Zuckerberg took responsibility on Tuesday afternoon for how his social network has been improperly used for political means, insisting that the company is working to prevent future malfeasance. "We've updated our policy to make sure we don't make that mistake again". "2018 is an important year for the whole world".

"I don't want to vote to have to regulate Facebook, but by God, I will", Republican Senator John Kennedy told Zuckerberg on Tuesday.

Investors were impressed with his initial performance.

California's two senators were among those who put Zuckerberg on the hot seat.

But it's not only the USA elections that may have been affected. "We didn't do enough to keep fake news and foreign interference in elections away". Besides, someone dressed as a Russian troll watched from the audience wearing a pointy, blue-and-green wig.

Although shaky at times, Zuckerberg seemed to gain confidence as the day progressed. A photojournalist for Associated Press took a picture of his prepared talking points and the photo was posted on Twitter.

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Members of Congress questioning Mark ZuckerbergIt was Zuckerberg's first time testifying in Congress. But some senators did provoke a reaction.

To which Zuckerberg responded, "Yes, there will always be a version of Facebook that is free".

Numerous Senators on the panel did, however, question whether users were giving informed consent; in other words, whether they knew what they were agreeing to. She was among the lawmakers dissatisfied.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company is "responsible for the content" on its platform.

The company's delay in identifying Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election is "one of [his] biggest regrets in running the company", Zuckerberg said.

Zuckerberg pledged Facebook will scrutinize and, when necessary, block other firms from gaining access to the platform and empower its 2.2 billion users to wall off their apps from third parties.

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Zuckerberg told senators he did not see the Cambridge Analytica episode as a violation.

The exchange could support the notion that Zuckerberg doesn't stay involved in the decisions he purports to care the most about - ones involving users and the community - within the company that he founded and runs.

SAN FRANCISCO -Whatever you might have heard, Facebook doesn't listen in on everything you do through the microphone on your phone, mining the information for clues on what ads to send you.

When Harris pressed further and asked whether there was a meeting in general, Zuckerberg couldn't speak to it. "My reservation about your testimony today is I don't see how you can change your business model unless there are specific rules of the road. enforced by an outside agency".

Facebook had not taken a broad enough view of its responsibility for people's public information, said Zuckerberg.

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