Facebook under the ‘scope

House members did their homework.

On Day One Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony was generally an information session for Senate leaders who didn’t really understand the technology; on Day Two House members picked up the slack.

The billionaire was grilled on:

  • his company’s use of data and the way in which its privacy settings protected (or didn’t protect) it
  • the possibility of regulations and why he has not taken sufficient action against information harvesting and targeted messaging especially in light of Russian interference in the election
  • whether or not his site has a liberal bias
  • the names Diamond and Silk came up several times as an illustration of this bias

A hearing is a meeting of a Senate, House, joint or special committee that’s usually open to the public and has the purpose of gathering information in order for the committee to investigate, oversee, legislate or nominate.

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