“Facebook Looks a Whole Lot Like the Truman Show”: Republican Marsha Blackburn

The social media giant has faced increasing pressure after it emerged that the personal information of about 87 million Facebook users was used by the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica – which counted U.S. President Donald Trump’s election campaign among its clients.

Earlier this week, Zuckerberg testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Facebook CEO emphasized that he made some mistakes in allowing some information to be used negatively, for which he said he takes full responsibility.

“… it’s clear now that we didn’t do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm as well. That goes for fake news, foreign interference in elections, and hate speech, as well as developers and data privacy. We didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big mistake. It was my mistake, and I’m sorry. I started Facebook, I run it, and I’m responsible for what happens here.”

“…we don’t sell data. That is not how does the advertising works. I think there are a number of areas of content we need to do a better job of policing on our service,” added Mark Zuckerberg.