Zuckerberg faces congressional grilling over Facebook user privacy, 2016 election

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Mark Zuckerberg has been compared to an A.I. robot by social media users during his intense US Senate hearing over the leak of personal data of tens of millions of Facebook users. "It's still a break-in", said Klobuchar during the hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees.

Klobuchar also asked Zuckerberg about a bill she co-sponsored last fall that would subject online political ads to the same disclosure requirements as those in print and on radio and TV.

Zuckerberg: "Senator, no I would probably not choose to do that publicly here".

Kennedy told the laughing hearing room that Facebook was covering their "rear end" with the user agreement before bluntly stating, "I am going to suggest to you that you go back home and rewrite it..."

The 33-year-old Facebook founder confirmed his company is "working with" a special counsel investigating the alleged meddling, while warning of an "arms race" against Russian efforts seeking to exploit social media. His testimony marks a pivotal moment for Facebook, as Zuckerberg will spend two days answering lawmakers' questions about what the company is doing to protect users' privacy.

Day one of the testimony has concluded but will continue Wednesday and we expect more details from Zuckerberg on the action taken by the company on the data breach. Or the fact that its executives did not seem to notice while Russian trolls tried to use Facebook for their own political purposes?

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Calling Facebook an optimistic and an idealistic company, Mark spoke about the aim of Facebook which is to do good and connect people, and how the tool they built did come in handy after hurricane Harvey and the #MeToo movement.

Absolutely, Zuckerberg responded, saying later in an exchange with Sen. "I realise the issues we're talking about today aren't just issues for Facebook in our community, they're issues and challenges for all of us as Americans". "When we first contacted Cambridge Analytica, they told us they had deleted the data", Zuckerberg cleared.

Zuckerberg agreed and said: "If there's an imminent threat of harm, we're going to take a conservative position on that and make sure that we flag that and understand that more broadly", he said.

Facebook is also facing a privacy scandal after it was revealed a data firm Cambridge Analytica misused data from up to 87 million users.

The data was used to develop methods to potentially influence voters with ads during the 2016 presidential race. "That goes for fake news, foreign interference in elections, and hate speech, as well as developers and data privacy", he said.

Enough to say no when a U.S. senator asked him during a Senate hearing where he stayed last night.

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