Senators Ask Mark Zuckerberg for Help

FACEBOOK, THE CEO OF FACEBOOK, MARK ZUCKERBERG, HAVE YOU HEARD OF FACEBOOK? YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS? MARK ZUCKERBERG TESTIFIED BEFORE THE SENATE JUDICIARY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEES TODAY TO EXPLAIN HOW AND WHY ALL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION SOMEHOW WOUND UP IN THE HANDS OF A FOREIGN COUNTRY. WITHOUT YOU KNOWING IT. YOU DID KNOW THIS, RIGHT? DID ANYONE GET A MESSAGE FROM FACEBOOK TELLING THEM THIS HAPPENED TO THEM? I KNEW THEY DIDN'T SEND IT TO ANYONE. I REALLY DID. ANYWAY, MARK ZUCKERBERG TESTIFIED FOR MORE THAN FIVE HOURS TODAY. IT WAS TOUGH. BUT THEN AT THE END HEARING HE WOWED SENATORS BY PRESENTING THEM WITH A SLIDE SHOW HE MADE OF ALL THE MEMORIES THEY SHARED TOGETHER, SO IT WAS NICE. [ LAUGHTER ] IT WAS INTERESTING, PROBABLY THE BEST PART WAS GETTING TO SEE MARK ZUCKERBERG IN BIG BOY CLOTHES. HE HAS A SUIT. IT TURNS OUT. HE DEFENDED HIMSELF WELL. HE SAID, HEY, LISTEN, I DIDN'T DO THIS IT WAS THE WINKLEVOSS TWINS THAT INVENTED THIS STUPID THING. FACEBOOK HAS ADMITTED AS MANY AS 270 MILLION ACCOUNTS ARE OR MAY BE FAKE AND USED TO SPREAD FALSE INFORMATION ONLINE, ALTHOUGH LET'S BE HONEST, MOST REAL FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS ARE USED TO SPREAD FALSE INFORMATION ONLINE. "MY HUSBAND IS WONDERFUL." YEAH, HE MADE DINNER ONE TIME, HE'S WONDERFUL, CONGRATULATIONS. SOME OF THE QUESTIONING WAS ABOUT DATA COLLECTION AND THE FACT THAT ADS WILL POP UP BASED ON WHAT YOU THINK ARE PRIVATE SEARCHES. YOU'RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING, ALL OF A SUDDEN NEW YEAR'THERE'S FOR IT ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE. ONE SENATOR IN PARTICULAR, BILL NELSON OF FLORIDA, HAD A VERY SPECIFIC WAY OF ASKING ABOUT THIS. >> YESTERDAY WHEN WE TALKED,SY GAVE THE RELATIVELY HARMLESS EXAMPLE THAT I'M COMMUNICATING WITH MY FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK AND INDICATE THAT I LOVE A CERTAIN KIND OF CHOCOLATE. AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I START RECEIVING ADVERTISEMENTS FOR CHOCOLATE. WHAT IF I DON'T WANT TO RECEIVE THOSE COMMERCIAL ADVERTISEMENTS? >> Jimmy: THEN YOU WOULDN'T GET ANY CHOCOLATE, I GUESS. [ LAUGHTER ] I DON'T KNOW. IT'S ALWAYS INTERESTING TO SEE OUR SENATORS ASKING QUESTIONS AT A HEARING LIKE THIS, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE SUBJECTS THEY'RE COVERING, LIKE FACEBOOK, AREN'T IN THEIR AREAS OF EXPERTISE. >> IS. THE ISSUES WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TODAY AREN'T JUST ISSUES FOR FACEBOOK AND OUR COMMUNITY. THEY'RE ISSUES AND CHALLENGES FOR ALL OF US AS AMERICANS. THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME HERE TODAY. AND I'M READY TO TAKE YOUR QUESTIONS. >> MR. ZUCKERBERG, I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR TESTIFYING HERE TODAY. BEFORE WE GET INTO THE PRIVACY ISSUES, IF SOMEONE POKES ME, IS THAT A SEX THING? >> THAT I AGREE I THINK IS CLEARLY BAD ACTIVITY. WE WANT TO GET DOWN. AND WE'RE GENERALLY PROUD OF HOW WELL WE DO WITH THAT. >> MR. ZUCKERBERG, A STRAIGHT YES OR NO. CAN ANYONE SEE THOSE PICTURES I SENT TO MY INTERN? >> NO, SENATOR. THE FIRST LINE OF URTERMS OF SERVICE SAY THAT YOU CONTROL AND OWN THE INFORMATION AND CONTENT YOU PUT ON FACEBOOK. >> THANK GOD. >> MR. ZUCKERBERG, LET'S SKIP THE PLEASANTRIES AND GET TO THE QUESTION THAT MOST OF MY CONSTITUENTS WOULD LIKE ANSWERED. IS IT MAG BASIC TO POST A SELFIE OF YOUR FEET WHILE ON VACATION? >> UM -- UH -- NO. >> I THANK YOU FOR YOUR CANDOR. >> Jimmy: NO, I THINK HE MIGHT BE WRONG ON THAT ONE, I THINK

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