Zuckerberg gives testimony to Senate committees in light of revelations that Cambridge Analytica used Facebook data to influence voters in US elections
“Congress is theatre,” former Obama administration official Ari Ratner told my colleague Olivia Solon, for her preview of today’s hearing. “More than what they are going to want to learn [about the data lapses], they are going to want to inflict pain.”
The appetite for public humiliation is obviously there. Senator Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware and member of the judiciary committee, tweeted early Tuesday that he had discovered multiple fake Facebook accounts impersonating him.
On today of all days, I just found out that there are two fake Facebook accounts impersonating me, and guess what? Many of the ‘friends’ appear to be Russian accounts. @facebook and Mr. Zuckerberg-this is unacceptable pic.twitter.com/woMMdeEGv4
Welcome to the Guardian’s live coverage of Mark Zuckerberg appearance before the US Congress. Today, Zuckerberg will answer questions from a joint hearing of the Senate judiciary and commerce, science and transportation committees. Tomorrow he will run the gauntlet again before the House committee on energy and commerce.
The hearing will be live-streamed here.