Zuckerberg's Senate testimony Day 2

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

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

Facing tough questioning in a second day of high-stakes hearings in Congress, the 33-year-old CEO conceded that regulation of social media companies - under mounting scrutiny over the misuse of user data - is "inevitable".

"We continue to have these abuses and these data breaches, but at the same time, it doesn't seem like future activities are prevented", DeGette responded.

Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that Facebook handed his own personal data to Cambridge Analytica.

Analysts are also betting that there won't be much in the way of a user or advertiser fallout for Facebook either. Cambridge Analytica disputes Facebook's estimate of the number of people affected. "One is we're hiring dozens of more Burmese-language content reviewers, because hate speech is very language-specific". In the wake of its review of the firm's activities, Facebook also has acknowledged that malicious actors scraped information from the public profiles of practically its entire base, more than 2 billion users.

Facebook had admitted that data of about 87 million people - mostly in the United States - may have been improperly shared by research company GSR with CA.

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"It certainly doesn't feel like that to me", he said when asked by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham if he thinks Facebook has a monopoly.

Facebook later limited the data apps can access, but it was too late in this case. The data firm with alleged ties to Donald Trump's presidential campaign was reportedly able to access private information from roughly 50 million Facebook users without their knowledge. Zuckerberg added. On privacy data, he again stressed, "It's clear now that we didn't do enough to protect our systems".

Greene said the new offer was inspired by the "bug bounty" offered by Facebook and other online services to reward people who find security flaws.

NY Times took it upon themselves to provide readers with statement wise fact-checks on both sides, but here we talk about the biggest lies that came out of Zuckerberg's mouth and the half truth's that he tried to spin in order to get out of further escalation.

"Senator, no, I would probably not choose to do that publicly here", Mr Zuckerberg said. That may sound suspicious, but in practice, "messages" would have just been included in a list of bullet points alongside wall posts, contacts and other benign permissions that virtually every app on the planet asks for when connecting to Facebook.

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