Facebook has introduced the latest Data Abuse Bounty Program to curb the use of illegal data. In some instances, they anxious that Facebook wasn't taking down harmful content fast enough, like fake profiles of people who are stealing pictures from real people, as well as posts seeking to recruit for terrorist ideologies. "I believe people own their content", he told the House panel.
"This is a wake-up call to Silicon Valley and the tech community that if you let these things get out of hand, having grown up in a very lightly regulated environment, you could end up with a lot more regulation than you seek", he said after the hearing.
Zuckerberg has earlier said Facebook will ensure that its platform is not misused to influence elections in India and elsewhere.
The company's stock was up about 2 percent even before Zuckerberg sat down.
All told, Facebook's stock has gained about 4.5% since the start of trading Tuesday morning.
Lawmakers criticized Zuckerberg on Wednesday for the company's repeated controversies regarding past data privacy issues and its repeated apologies.
The following day, he was asked by Congressman Ben Lujan about the data collected on people who had never even signed up to Facebook.
But clearly, their technical expertise leaves much to be desired, that we can't take their digital literacy for granted (that's why they have advisors who, one would hope, know a bit more).
With a four-minute time limit, the members of congress have significantly less time to press Zuckerberg, to the CEO's advantage. It's not enough to give people a voice. Meanwhile, 35% claim to be using the social network less than they used to following the data breach. That is, if we don't want to have another Cambridge Analytica on our hands.
SELYUKH: Zuckerberg says non-Facebook users are tracked to make sure they're, for example, not hackers or other malicious actors.
"I am indeed wary that you are only acting now out of concern for your brand and are making changes that should have been made long ago", Democrat Paul Tonko said.
Zuckerberg disclosed that his company is "working with" special counsel Robert Mueller in the federal probe of Russian election interference.
"Some of the questions asked of Mark Zuckerberg didn't suggest to me a level of understanding of the nuance of privacy by some of the senators".
Senator Dick Durbin said: "Mr Zuckerberg, would you be comfortable sharing with us the name of the hotel you stayed in last night?"
The CEO also revealed during his testimony that his own user data had been shared with Cambridge Analytica.
With profiling questions coming to the fore lately, Fraser took the opportunity a couple of weeks ago to download his Facebook data.
Mark Zuckerberg was in the line of fire for over two days from almost 100 senators and emerged unscathed as he gave a commendable performance, clearly well coached, helped him outperform expectations which were admittedly low.
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