Published: Fri, April 13, 2018
Research | By Dana Schwartz

VERIFY: Did Zuckerberg say we will all soon be paying for Facebook?

VERIFY: Did Zuckerberg say we will all soon be paying for Facebook?

The Congressional hearings come almost a month after news broke that Cambridge Analytica, a data firm with ties to President Donald Trump's campaign, accessed information from as many as 87 million Facebook users without their knowledge.

There were plenty of unanswered questions at the end of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's second day of testimony before Congress.

Cambridge Analytica compromised personal information of approximately 87 million users, half a million of whom were from India.

Colorado Representative Diana DeGette listed out several other infractions and lawsuits Facebook has faced, including its 2011 FTC settlement settlement to protect user privacy, and asked if Facebook has been punished financially for its past mistakes.

"On terrorism, Mark Zuckerberg said: Terrorist content propaganda has no place in" Facebook's network. About 25 percent said they'd pay between $6 and $10 - or what Facebook is already making per user.

Facebook was getting to the bottom of exactly what Cambridge Analytica did and telling everyone affected. He said he was among the almost 87 million people whose personal information was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. Yet, when asked if his data had been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica, he replied: "Yes". "And then, about a month ago, we heard a new report that suggested that this was not true", he said. The project was highlighted in the 2010 film "The Social Network", based on Facebook's roots, and is perhaps the earliest example of Zuckerberg's access to people's personal information online.

The 33-year-old CEO said Facebook was in a constant struggle to guard against Russian manipulation of the Facebook platform to influence elections in the USA and elsewhere.

Another thing you can do to get rid of the tracking that happens when you're not on Facebook - you can use ad tracking blocking tools. "The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) requires us to do a few more things, and we're going to extend that to the world", he told lawmakers.

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Asked by Graham whether Facebook was a monopoly, Zuckerberg said: "It certainly doesn't feel that way to me". Did anyone at FB have a conversation, at the time you became aware of this breach, wherein the decision was made not to contact the users?

On a question if Facebook has a political bias, he said the platform's goal was not to engage in political speech. The company brings in $40 billion in advertising revenue annually because it offers brands data that gives them an unparalleled ability to target consumers.

He claimed that "there's a very common misperception. that we sell data to advertisers", adding that "we do not sell data to advertisers".

"You know which pharmacies are operating legally and illegally, but you are still continuing to allow that to be posted on Facebook", said McKinley.

I think there's a little bit of hypocrisy here.

Zuckerberg in his testimony in front of the U.S. lawmakers agreed that Facebook tracks internet users through hundreds of millions of web pages. "We build planes to help connect people, and I don't consider ourselves to be an aerospace company", he said.

"I think he's sorry he has to testify in front of Congress", Kelly said.

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