Apr 11, 2018

Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg and US senators inspire endless memes

Mark Zuckerberg appeared in front of US senators on Tuesday and at times looked like he'd rather be anywhere else. The senators, who were grilling Mark about Facebook's role in the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, also opened themselves up to ridicule - with some pretty unbelievable questions. Many noted that the Facebook boss was living through a lot of people's "Worst nightmare" live on TV. At one stage, Mark was asked whether Facebook could see "Emails" sent over WhatsApp - while Senator Orrin Hatch asked how Facebook can "Sustain a business model in which users don't pay for your service?". The senators gave as good as they got - which saw Illinois' Duck Durbin receiving lots of love for his question to the CEO. "Mr Zuckerberg, would you be comfortable sharing with us the name of the hotel you stayed in last night?" he asked. It was no doubt a stressful day for Mark Zuckerberg, but it wasn't all terrible for the CEO. By the time of the hearing's first break, Facebook's share price had risen by 5% - adding £3bn to his net worth.

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