Yesterday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was asked to defend the media giant again in congressional testimony.
According to Business Insider, many in congress did not go easy on him, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Zuckerberg struggled to answer her questions regarding fact-checking political advertisements, his personal ties to conservatives, and the companies desire to create its own currency.
Ocasio-Cortez asked Zuckerberg to explain, “why you labeled the Daily Caller, a publication well-documented with ties to white supremacists, as an official fact checker for Facebook?”
The Facebook CEO responded that Facebook’s fact checkers are appointed by someone else.
Just recently, President Donald Trump reportedly spent $1.6 million on false Facebook ads about former Vice President Joe Biden and the President’s ongoing whistleblower scandal.
In May, it was Zuckerberg that personally decided the company would continue to profit from political advertising, despite the well documented interference by the Russian government.
As for Facebook’s foray into the digital currency realm with permissioned blockchain “Libra”, several members were skeptical.
“It should be clear why we have serious concerns about your plans to establish a global digital currency that would challenge the U.S. dollar,” said Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters.
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