During the blockbuster hearing on Capitol Hill, Sen. Dick Durbin asked Zuckerberg, “Would you be comfortable sharing with us the name of the hotel you stayed in last night?”
“Um,” Zuckerberg said before a long pause. “No.”
The audience and panel of senators erupted in laughter at Zuckerberg’s hesitancy to answer questions about his personal activities. But Durbin used the situation to make a point about personal privacy, which was the focus of the joint hearing between the Senate’s Judiciary and Commerce committees.
Sen. Dick Durbin:
“If you messaged anybody this week, would you share with us the names of the people you’ve messaged?” Durbin asked.”Senator, no, I would probably not choose to do that publicly here,” Zuckerberg responded.
“I think that might be what this is all about,” Durbin told Zuckerberg. “Your right to privacy, the limits of your right to privacy, and how much you’d give away in modern America.”
What was that about our “right to privacy”?
These Judiciary Committee senators, now questioning Zuckerberg about privacy, voted to extend NSA spying:
— Emma Vigeland (@EmmaVigeland) April 10, 2018
The questioners are getting slammed, in general, about their apparent lack of knowledge about Facebook’s technology:
If anything the #Zuckerberg testimony has shown the technical incompetence of our legislators and how big the gulf is between politics, law, society and the tech-determined future. Scary! No wonder GenZ wants to matcha!
— OM (@om) April 10, 2018
But Zuck sounds like he could use a primer too?
Zuckerberg DOESN'T KNOW how his company's products are linked.
I repeat: ZUCKERBERG DOES NOT KNOW HOW HIS COMPANY'S PRODUCTS WORK.
— jillian c. york (@jilliancyork) April 10, 2018
Could it be that * GASP * Zuckerberg might be lying?!
The hearings are still ongoing, I just thought I’d start a thread.
Check those privacy settings!