Facebook founder faces tougher questions on day two of testimony from lawmakers
Facebook CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg faced tougher questions from lawmakers on day 2 of his testimony at the US Congress in Washington DC on Wednesday.
Lawmakers on the House Energy and Commerce Committee focused on Facebook’s privacy policies, how Russians interfered in the 2016 US elections using Facebook, and whether Facebook should be regulated.
Zuckerberg’s testimony comes in the wake the 87 million Facebook users’ personal information that was harvested by Cambridge Analytica — a political consultancy that allegedly helped President Trump’s 2016 election campaign.
Among the 2.2 billion Facebook users today, about 36 million are from the Philippines according to Statista.
Several protesters outside the U.S. Capitol called on passersby to delete their Facebook accounts.
After about 1o hours of grilling from members of the US Congress in two days – Zuckerberg expressed that he is open to the idea of creating a digital consumer protection agency that would subject Facebook, and other social media providers to some degree of government involvement.