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Inside Social (Apr 11th, 2018)

Before wrapping for the day on Tuesday, Sen. John Kennedy (R-Louisiana) had a pointed critique for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

"Here's what everyone's been trying to tell you today, and I say it gently, your user agreement sucks. The purpose of a user agreement is to cover Facebook's rear end, not inform users of their rights."

Day two of Zuckerberg's testimony today included a few revelations about the company's privacy issues. Among them: Zuckerberg said his own Facebook information had been compromised in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. 

Here are other highlights from the second day of Zuckerberg's Capitol Hill appearance: 

  • Zuckerberg said Facebook users have complete control over who they share their content with. 
  • He admitted that the social network collects data on people who are not signed up for Facebook. 
  • The company is "focused on" racial diversity in Silicon Valley. 
  • Zuckerberg said he would like to see European data protections extended worldwide. He also said he would follow up on possibly changing Facebook's default settings to limit data use.
  • It could take "many months" for Facebook fo finish its audits of apps, and to determine whether there have been violations of its terms. Asked whether Facebook would be suing Cambridge Analytica Zuckerberg said it's "something we're looking into." 
  • "We can do a better job of explaining how advertising works." 
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