ADVERTISEMENTREMOVE AD

Old Apologies But No New Promises: Zuckerberg’s Senate Hearing

Zuckerberg refused to make any promises to support new legislation or change how the social network does business.

Updated
Tech News
2 min read
story-hero-img
i
Aa
Aa
Small
Aa
Medium
Aa
Large
Hindi Female

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, 11 April, navigated through the first of two US congressional hearings without making any further promises to support new legislation or change how the social network makes money.

During nearly five hours of questioning by 44 US senators, Mark Zuckerberg repeated apologies he previously made for a range of problems that have beset Facebook, from a lack of data protection to Russian agents using Facebook to influence US elections.

But the 33-year-old internet mogul managed to deflect any specific promises to support any congressional regulation of the world's largest social media network and other US internet companies.

"I'll have my team follow up with you so that way we can have this discussion across the different categories where I think this discussion needs to happen," Mark Zuckerberg told a joint hearing by the US Senate's Commerce and Judiciary committees, when asked what regulations he thought were necessary.

ADVERTISEMENTREMOVE AD

On a ‘Paid Version’ of Facebook

 Zuckerberg refused to make any promises to support new legislation or change how the social network does business.
0

On the Indian Elections

 Zuckerberg refused to make any promises to support new legislation or change how the social network does business.
ADVERTISEMENTREMOVE AD

On Fake News, Hate Speech and Other Shortcomings

 Zuckerberg refused to make any promises to support new legislation or change how the social network does business.
ADVERTISEMENTREMOVE AD

On the Cambridge Analytica Fiasco

 Zuckerberg refused to make any promises to support new legislation or change how the social network does business.
ADVERTISEMENTREMOVE AD

On Facebook Content on WhatsApp

 Zuckerberg refused to make any promises to support new legislation or change how the social network does business.
ADVERTISEMENTREMOVE AD

On Myanmar

 Zuckerberg refused to make any promises to support new legislation or change how the social network does business.

(With inputs from Reuters)

(At The Quint, we are answerable only to our audience. Play an active role in shaping our journalism by becoming a member. Because the truth is worth it.)

Read Latest News and Breaking News at The Quint, browse for more from tech-and-auto and tech-news

Published: 
Speaking truth to power requires allies like you.
Become a Member
3 months
12 months
12 months
Check Member Benefits
Read More
×
×