By: Steve Dellar | 04-11-2018 | News
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Facebook - When Politicians Show Their Ignorance About All Things Internet (Video)

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Whereas most of us were worried that it would be CEO Mr Zuckerberg who would come out robotic and ‘overacting’, it was in face the politicians ‘grilling’ him that afterwards were made a mockery of over the internet.

Certainly Republican Senator Orin Hatch from Utah was on the receiving end of many chuckles when he asked the Facebook CEO “how do you sustain a business model where users don’t pay for your services?”

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After a brief and excruciating pause to the stupidity of the question, Mr Zuckerberg responded: “Senator, we run ads.”

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tells Sen. Orrin Hatch: &quot;Senator, we run ads.&quot; <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) <a href="">April 10, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Another beauty was Democratic Senator Nelson of Florida whose biggest problem about the Facebook’s data sharing scandal seemed to be that he was receiving advertisements for chocolate as he had spoken with friends on social media about ‘certain types of chocolate’ he liked. Just goes to show how these well-paid men representing your voice in parliament use the internet.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Senator Nelson to Zuckerberg: STOP SENDING ME ADS FOR CHOCOLATE <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Aidan McLaughlin (@aidnmclaughlin) <a href="">April 10, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Lastly, Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois (who’s a large receiver of Facebook’s political donations) got off to a good start when he asked the Facebook CEO whether he would “willing to share with us the name of the hotel where he stayed last night,” to which Mr Zuckerberg responded, “No, I would not be willing to do that”.

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In a clearly rehearsed interrogation, the congress rooms did offer (as we’ve predicted yesterday) for some good theatre.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mark <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Zuckerberg</a> found himself in a tight corner during grilling in US Senate over Facebook&#39;s ongoing data, privacy and information scandals. <br>Here’s an interesting exchange with Sen. <a href="">@DickDurbin</a> on sharing of personal information: <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Mac Otani 🇰🇪 (@MacOtani) <a href="">April 11, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Anonymous No. 22898 2018-04-11 : 22:02

Statements were made NOT UNDER OATH. So he could have, and likely did play to the crowd. I notice he avoided discussion of Obama & Liberal - Facebook data mining between 2005-2014.

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