Mark Zuckerberg, the 33 years old Facebook CEO testified before Congress senators yesterday and the session went 5 hours long. Due to the recent Cambridge Analytica incident, Mark the CEO of leading social network Facebook was called by the Congress to appear and answer their queries. The overall aim was to ask Mark to explain how Facebook needs to take a broader view of our responsibility and not just to build tools, but to make sure those tools are used for good. The ‘US Congress Committee’ questioned Mark that how the policies of social media giant Facebook worked in the wake of massive data privacy breach of around 87 million people. As a result of which Elon Musk also deleted his official company Facebook pages. Mark Apologizes-Promises to Reform Policies as Senators Grill him over Facebook’s Failings.
This was the first session whereas Mark will appear again in front of US Congress committee for the second hearing.
Mark Apologizes-Promises to Reform Policies as Senators Grill him over Facebook’s Failings
Earlier yesterday, Mark also announced about his Congress hearing on his official Facebook account:
Mark Zuckerberg Admits to All Big Mistakes at First Senate Hearing
You can watch Mark’s entire hearing here:
Evaluating Mark Zuckerberg Hearing
While analyzing the final status of first hearing; we found that the Facebook CEO Mark has not responsibly answered the questions of Congress lawmakers; which is not highlighted by any international media platform. He was unable to explain or convince the senators on how Facebook handles and collect user’s personal data.
During the 4 hours and 54 minutes hearing, Zuckerberg didn’t give satisfactory answers to the various questions of senators. He felt sorry for number of things happening at Facebook whereas for the rest of questions, Mark didn’t come up with answer or he didn’t exactly remember the company’s discussion on incidents like data breach back in December, 2015.
Whereas, Mark’s opening remarks while expressing remorse over ‘Cambridge Analytica’ scandal and taking responsibility for it was excellent. This made us realize that there is nothing bad in realizing your mistakes; if a leader can do so.
Mark promised the Congress that his company will come up with more safe and secure policies to handle user’s data in coming days.