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Sen. John Kennedy to Facebook CEO Zuckerberg: 'Your user agreement sucks'

Sen. John Kennedy to Facebook CEO Zuckerberg: 'Your user agreement sucks'

Parscale, who was the Trump campaign's digital guru during the 2016 presidential campaign, has previously recognized the importance of social media in Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton.

On the same day that Mark Zuckerberg is headed to Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers ahead of his congressional testimony, Facebook announced a new initiative for rooting out external abusers of the Facebook platform and users' data.

Investors were impressed with his performance.

In the days leading up to the hearings, Facebook released a torrent of product and policy updates to address concerns about data privacy and election meddling.

Facebook has also been on the front lines of a fight against Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, with some 126 million users potentially having been exposed to content produced and circulated by outside propagandists trying to foment discord. He wasn't put under the oath, something that helped him, and the senators who questioned him mostly had no clue about how Facebook or for that matter internet works. On Twitter, observers seemed obsessed with an extra cushion on Zuckerberg's chair that was dubbed his "booster seat". "It's still a break-in", said Klobuchar during the hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees.

Zuckerberg also faced questions regarding user data. But some senators did provoke a reaction. Companies can also match their information on what your purchase in stores - that box of cereal at the supermarket, for example - and marry it with Facebook account information.

Mark Zuckerberg said, "I think it's pretty much impossible". "I mean, they're going to keep on getting better at this and we need to invest in keeping on getting better at this too". Form more substantive outcomes, we will have to wait for some time.

"Yes or no, does Facebook use audio obtained from mobile devices to enrich personal information about users?" asked Sen. She was among the lawmakers dissatisfied.

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That was Zuckerberg's answer to many questions about what kind of regulation of legislation Facebook would support to beef up Americans' privacy in their use of social media platforms.

While on the site, Facebook also offers an option for users to review and update the information that they share with apps and websites.

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether Facebook violated an agreement it signed with the agency in 2011 by its actions in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

"Hopefully that will dispel a lot of what I've been hearing", said Peters, before moving on with his questioning.

The Facebook chief went on to add that the company deletes all the data as quickly as is "reasonable", and that it's a complex system that takes a while.

On Tuesday, however, Zuckerberg would not agree to speak out further on behalf of the Honest Ads Act.

He kicked off by apologising for data breaches saying: "It was my mistake, and I'm sorry".

Udall pressed: "I'd like a yes or no answer".


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