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Zuckerberg Faces Tough Crowd in Senate Hearing — Day Two of Testimony Up Next

Zuckerberg Faces Tough Crowd in Senate Hearing — Day Two of Testimony Up Next
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Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of the popular social media site Facebook, began his testimony in front of the Senate on April 10.

Facebook is under fire for the data scandal that allowed Cambridge Analytica access to millions of user information. Cambridge Analytica, a data firm who is strongly linked to President Trump’s election in 2016, reportedly used the data that was “improperly obtained from Facebook to build voter profiles,” according to The New York Times.

In Zuckerberg’s first day of his testimony on Tuesday, he was bombarded with questions regarding Facebook’s policy on user profile informational privacy.

Senator John Kennedy from Louisiana seemed to take point on simplifying any and all comments regarding Facebook’s End User License Agreement, or EULA, and drove home the key take away from Tuesday’s hearing.

“Your user agreement sucks,” he told Zuckerberg, according to CNBC. “The purpose of a user agreement is to cover Facebook’s rear end, not inform users of their rights.”

Comments were traded back and forth between the billionaire CEO and Republican Senator, with the final hammer coming down on Zuckerberg.

The CNBC article also states that Kennedy, at one point, told Zuckerberg to have his “$1,200 dollar an hour lawyer” address the EULA and rewrite it in “English not Swahili, so the average American user can understand.”

Zuckerberg now faces the House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday, April 11.

The House will continue to press Zuckerberg about his Facebook policies and inquire further into the questions left unanswered on Tuesday’s hearing.

The House will push for third-party oversight of Facebook, a social media giant that nearly two-thirds of marketers cite as the most important social platform.

A separate New York Times article, released just hours before the next hearing, stated that while Zuckerberg noted that he was open to regulations, he made sure to add that they would have to be the “right” ones.

What Wednesday’s hearing will bring to light is unclear, and it remains to be seen whether Zuckerberg can hold up under the pressure.