Live updates from Mark Zuckerberg’s Congressional testimony: Day 2

Yep, we still doin' this.
Yep, we still doin’ this.

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On Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced over five hours of questions from Senators who demonstrated a limited grasp of how the internet works. Today, he’s back on Capitol Hill to dish about the same topics in the House of Representatives.

In a hearing entitled “Facebook: Transparency and Use of Consumer Data,” Zuckerberg will speak with members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Representative Greg Walden (R-OR). 

Zuckerberg presented largely the same opening remarks for the House as he did for the Senate, reiterating that Facebook, erm, faces “a number of important issues around privacy, safety, and democracy.”

“It will take some time to work through all of the changes we need to make, but I’m committed to getting it right,” Zuckerberg writes.

Will this be a replay of yesterday’s wide-ranging discussion? Maybe. Is it an exercise in schadenfreude to watch Zuckerberg have to devote his time to grandstanding olds? Yes. Is this still a pivotal moment for  the relationship between social media, big data, and democracy. Heck freaking yes. Let’s get this party started.

This story is developing…

  • 10:00 a.m. ET: Chairman Walden kicks things off! He says that the purpose of the hearing is to examine the Cambridge Analytica scandal, as well as “widen our lens about the fundamental relationship tech companies have with their users.”

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