Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Testifies Before Congress

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"Yes", Zuckerberg said when Congresswoman Dana Louise DeGette asked whether Facebook has witnessed no significant increase in users deactivating their accounts. That goes for fake news, foreign interference in elections and hate speech, as well as developers and data privacy, he said.

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.

Mark Zuckerberg is once again testifying before Congress, this time before the House of Representatives. Facebook CEO may have scored some sympathy votes by revealing that his data was also compromised in the Cambridge Analytica Scandal, but there were some hard questions as well.

"I view our responsibility not as just legally complying with laying it out and getting that consent, but actually trying to make sure that people understand what's happening throughout the product", he said.

Representative Eshoo called Facebook's terms and conditions around privacy a "minefield" and repeatedly asked Mr Zuckerberg whether he was "aware of other data mishandlings which have not been disclosed".

With controversy surrounding Facebook's collection of users' information, it is possible to find out exactly how much they know.

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Zuckerberg gave a vague response when asked by Senator Roger Wicker whether Facebook can track users after they had logged off from the platform.

Facebook has mountains of data on you and the recent scandal has made people more aware of the fact.

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg told NBC News on Thursday that Facebook users could have to pay to completely opt out of their data being used to target them with advertising.

Zuckerberg replied that the average American uses eight different apps to communicate.

He also said Facebook does not collect information from users' verbal conversations through mobile devices' microphones.

So, CA may have obtained Zuckerberg's data through the privacy loophole that his own company left open.

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Zuckerberg took almost 10 hours of questions from USA senators and congressional representatives on Tuesday and Wednesday, after facing political pressure to testify about the social network's Cambridge Analytica scandal.

In contrast to the relatively gentle first Senate hearing on Tuesday, House lawmakers were more pointed with their questions on Wednesday, with several of them interrupting Zuckerberg when they felt he was giving evasive answers.

"But, in order to prevent people from scraping public information..."

This means that advertisers could be able to see your friends list and your phone contacts if you have them synced to your account.

Facebook shares dipped this morning, but they are still up 3 percent overall since Zuckerberg began his testimony on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.

Sputnik: What do you think is going to happen as far as the regulation and as far as people are being more proactive? Lawmakers felt Zuckerberg lacked in sharing most of the crucial information and at least 3 senators were responded with a "I will get back to you on this".

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