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Mark Zuckerberg faces House Committee Wednesday

Mark Zuckerberg faces House Committee Wednesday

Those who didn't receive a notification on Facebook can log into their accounts and check manually. But it's a loss for the rest of us. Did any of these individuals stop to ask themselves why Google and Facebook don't charge for access? He also said Facebook was working hard to change its own operations after the harvesting of users' private data by a data-mining company affiliated with Donald Trump's campaign. He said Facebook had considered the data collection "a closed case" and had not alerted the Federal Trade Commission. "A lot of that depends on you". The company revealed this previously unknown detail in its notifications to users.

"Senator, we run ads", was the Facebook boss' response. The 33-year-old CEO is not a natural public speaker, and he stuck closely to talking points with a somewhat robotic delivery at times.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has taken sole responsibility for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, apologizing for not taken preventive measure to protect the network from hate speech, interference with elections and data privacy.

"That's disappointing to me", responded Democratic congressman Frank Pallone.

"I'm not sure what that means", he replied.

Mark Zuckerberg made the disclosure during his second day of being questioned in Washington. Schizophrenia, for instance, is overdiagnosed in blacks, without contextualizing factors such as how racial and ethnic minorities in the United States are less likely to seek mental health treatment compared to whites.

The Tennessee congresswoman first compared the current social media landscape to "The Truman Show".

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"Until we get it automated, there's a higher error rate than I'm happy with".

"Let's say I take a photo of you and share it with you, is that my photo or is that your photo?"

Asked to name a direct competitor of Facebook, Zuckerberg tried to wriggle out of the situation and listed three "categories" of companies, including major tech players like "Google, Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft".

When pressed further to name one competing product, he stuck to his argument but still failed to name a direct competitor. He was confident. He capably tackled many of the queries proposed last week by Bloomberg columnists. The social media giant even went to the extent of trying to use its muscle to shut down voices involved in unravelling this unprecedented data scandal. In his opening statement, Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R., S.D.) said, "Today's hearings are extraordinary".

It's unclear how many of the 87 million affected users have received their notices.

Another bullet that Zuckerberg appears to have dodged is any probe on Facebook's role in watching its users and their web activity even when they are away from it.

The committee has 55 members and is chaired by Rep. Greg Walden.