The best reactions and memes from Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony


Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced US Congress for a two-day inquisition following the data scandal surrounding the social media giant. Zuckerberg took responsibility for the social network’s failure to protect personal data from millions of its users after British firm Cambridge Analytica, a data-mining firm who worked for Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016, “gathered personal information from 87 million Facebook users to try to influence elections.”

But as Zuckerberg awkwardly answered questions thrown at him, people had a field day online with hilarious reactions and memes.

People pointed out the irony that those grilling the Facebook CEO are those who probably don’t have much clue on how the internet works.

At one point, 84-year-old senator, Orrin Hatch asked Zuckerberg how Facebook is able to sustain a business model while running as a free service. Some of the crowd were barely able to keep a straight face as the latter answered: “Senator, we run ads.”

Zuckerberg had to put up even with younger senators who clearly have no idea how the platform works. Sen. Brian Schatz asked Zuckerberg if Facebook would be able to see if he “emails” someone over the messaging application, Whatsapp.

And as Zuckerberg gets grilled during the hearing, Twitter users trolled and roasted the lawmakers.

Zuckerberg explaining things to these senators is all of us trying to explain the internet to our parents.

For some, it seems like Mark Zuckerberg is “painfully awkward” for someone who runs a platform that most of us use for communication these days.

But other than Zuckerberg being awkward, some people also think that his expression isn’t human-like.

Aside from the Congress, people are saying that Zuckerberg should also face those who ruined his bangs.

Even though he is the CEO of Facebook, it didn’t exempt him from being the target of memes we often see on the social media site.

When Zuckerberg said that people are not allowed to have fake accounts on Facebook, we’re all like: “LOL, I remember so many people.”

While other senators were mocked for not having much understanding of the social networking site, Sen. Dick Durbin stood out as he challenged Zuckerberg with questions asking him to share his personal information on public. “I think that may be what this is all about—your right to privacy, the limits of your right to privacy, and how much you’d give away in modern America in the name of ‘Connecting people around the world’,” the senator said after Zuckerberg answered that he probably would not choose to publicly share information about his private life.

After the first day of his congressional testimony, Mark Zuckerberg might want to change his “status” with Facebook.

And as we wait for what happens on the second day of his hearing, some have suggestions on how he should end his testimony.

Carrying the brand ’til the end!

 

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