"I Started Facebook And I'm Responsible For What Happens Here": Mark Zuckerberg Testifies Before US Congress: Highlights

Mark Zuckerberg is expected to strike a conciliatory tone in his testimony as he seeks to avoid the possibility of new regulations on Facebook.

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'I Started Facebook And I'm Responsible For What Happens Here': Mark Zuckerberg Testifies Before US Congress: Highlights

Mark Zuckerberg is now in US Congress to give his testimony over the privacy scandal (AFP)

Washington:  Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has arrived at the US Capitol building to testify before Congress. Hours before the hearing began, a huge number of people waited in a line to watch the testimony. Mark Zuckerberg is expected to strike a conciliatory tone in his testimony as he seeks to avoid the possibility of new regulations after the privacy scandal involving the firm Cambridge Analytica, that has mired the social media giant in controversy.


Apr 11, 2018
04:59 (IST)
Today's hearing has been adjourned. Mark Zuckerberg is due to return to the US Congress tomorrow to provide his testimony.
Apr 11, 2018
03:35 (IST)
A short break has begun in the hearing of Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg.
Apr 11, 2018
02:29 (IST)
In an "arms race" against Russian disinformation, says Mark Zuckerberg

"There are people in Russia whose job it is to try to exploit our systems and other internet systems and other systems as well," said Mark Zuckerberg in his testimony to the US Congress.

"So this is an arms race. They're going to keep getting better and we need to invest in getting better at this too."

"After the 2016 election, our top priority was protecting the integrity of other elections around the world," he said.
Apr 11, 2018
01:57 (IST)
On Facebook's Terms of Service

On Facebook's Terms of Service, Mark Zuckerberg says, "We can always do better, and the services are complex...I think for the core of the service, it actually is quite clear."
Apr 11, 2018
01:37 (IST)
"My position is not that there should be no regulation...but what is the right regulation?"

"My position is not that there should be no regulation...I think the real question, as the internet becomes more important in people's lives, is what is the right regulation?"
Apr 11, 2018
01:19 (IST)
"One of my greatest regrets in running the company is that we were slow in identifying the Russian information operations in 2016," says Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg.
Apr 11, 2018
01:17 (IST)
Mark Zuckerberg: "After the 2016 election, our top priority was protecting the integrity of other elections around the world."
Apr 11, 2018
01:07 (IST)
Mark Zuckerberg on 2018 being an important year for elections

"2018 is an important year for the whole world."

"Several countries like India, Pakistan will have elections."

"We'll do everything possible to ensure these elections are safe."


Apr 11, 2018
00:58 (IST)
Mark Zuckerberg on Cambridge Analytica

"We learnt in 2015 that Cambridge Analytica bought data from an App Developer. We took action and were told that Cambridge Analytica will not repeat it. It was a mistake to have believed them. We should have conducted a full audit," said Mark Zuckerberg on Cambridge Analytica.
Apr 11, 2018
00:57 (IST)
Mark Zuckerberg on Cambridge Analytica

"We learnt in 2015 that Cambridge Analytica bought data from an App Developer. We took action and were told that Cambridge Analytica will not repeat it. It was a mistake to have believed them. We should have conducted a full audit," said Mark Zuckerberg on Cambridge Analytica.
Apr 11, 2018
00:50 (IST)
Mark Zuckerberg mentions India in testimony, says "Want to ensure we protect integrity of elections around the world in 2018."
Apr 11, 2018
00:50 (IST)

Mark Zuckerberg says new AI tools have been deployed to detect fake accounts that spread fake news. He said that this "is an arms race", when it came to the Russian interference in the US elections in 2016.

Mark Zuckerberg says "you're not allowed to have fake accounts in Facebook".
Apr 11, 2018
00:48 (IST)
Mark Zuckerberg said "we were slow in identifying new operations", when it came to interference in US elections in 2016.
Apr 11, 2018
00:46 (IST)
Mark Zuckerberg says determining hate speech is "the toughest". He said Facebook has been successful in determining terrorist propaganda using Artificial Intelligence tools. Mark Zuckerberg says it would take a few more years to use AI tools to detect hate speech.
Apr 11, 2018
00:44 (IST)
Mark Zuckerberg says there should be "an overall philosophical shift" on how to run Facebook. He said that people will "see differences" in a few years.
Apr 11, 2018
00:37 (IST)
Mark Zuckerberg says even though people don't like advertisements, but that people "really don't like ads that are not relevant".
Apr 11, 2018
00:36 (IST)
Over Facebook's privacy policy, Mark Zuckerberg says that long privacy policies are cumbersome for people to read.
Apr 11, 2018
00:34 (IST)
Mark Zuckerberg apologises for data leak: News agency AFP

In Capitol Hill, Mark Zuckerberg says "I'm sorry" for data abuses, reports news agency AFP
Apr 11, 2018
00:32 (IST)
"Advertisers will never take priority in Facebook"

Mark Zuckerberg has said that advertisers do not take priority in Facebook.
Apr 11, 2018
00:29 (IST)
Mark Zuckerberg gives testimony over Cambridge Analytica

Mark Zuckerberg has said in his testimony before the US Congress, that he is responsible for what happens because of Facebook.
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