Mark Duckerberg: Second Congressional grilling sees boss dodge questions like a pro

Why you keep using Facebook, even if you hate it

"I think it is time to ask whether Facebook may have moved too fast and broken too many things", Walden said. Now, you know that and I know that.

He parried questions of how much control people have over their data on the world's largest social media network without a major gaffe, while avoiding being cornered into supporting new government regulation.

Some U.S. lawmakers have raised the possibility of regulating Facebook and other social media companies.

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a Democrat from IL, recounted a long list of Zuckerberg's apologies over the years before concluding: "This is proof to me that self-regulation does not work".

It's totally understandable! Especially given the revelations over the past few weeks about user data collected and sold to Cambridge Analytica. Last week, Facebook revealed that after conducting an internal analysis, it now believed the data of up to 87 million users - majority in the US - had been accessed by Cambridge Analytica.

"This is a complex issue", Mr Zuckerberg said.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took a fusillade of questions during his second day of congressional testimony Wednesday, showing signs of testiness during some sharp exchanges with House lawmakers.

With so much attention on the social media giant we can't seem to live without, it's easy to get worked up regarding its policies.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Wednesday.

"One of the things that-that we've struggled with over time is to make something that is as simple as possible so people can understand it, as well as giving them controls in line in the product in the context of when they're trying to actually use them, taking into account that we don't expect that most people will want to go through and read a full legal document", he said. But he said his company "can do a better job of explaining how advertising works". On Tuesday, 84-year old Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who had been a senator for almost eight years when Zuckerberg was born, asked how Facebook's business model works given that it is free.




But he stiffly defended Facebook's business model - specifically the way it uses data and postings from the 2.2 billion users of its free platform - calling it necessary to attract ad revenue the US$480 billion company depends on.

Seemingly unimpressed, Republican Sen. He says it's working hard to change its own operations after the harvesting of users' private data by a data-mining company affiliated with President Donald Trump's campaign.

"Today the primary way that content regulation works here.is that people can share what they want on the service, and then if someone sees an issue they flag it to us, and then we will review it", he continued.

He added that Facebook is cooperating with the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. He is in the pocket of the US state.

Mr Zuckerberg told the committee that Facebook found a "whole programme associated with Cambridge University" where a number of researchers built similar apps to that developed by Alexander Kogan.

Lawmakers also accused the company of violating a Federal Trade Commission order. But he warned that lawmakers should be careful in what they propose.

But the 33-year-old internet mogul managed to deflect any specific promises to support any congressional regulation of the world's largest social media network and other U.S. internet companies. It created a tool to help you find out.

Zuckerberg began the hearing by apologizing to House members for the Cambridge Analytica controversy, in the same words he had used at the Senate hearing the day before.

"It was my mistake, and I'm sorry".

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