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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