Quartz: Seven Glaring Holes in Mark Zuckerberg’s House Testimony


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s prepared testimony for the US Congressional House energy and commerce committee, where he’ll be grilled on April 11, was published today (April 9). Much of it mirrors previous Facebook conference calls and statements, and his testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow (April 10) could look very similar.

And that’s a problem, a group of tech and Congressional experts who reviewed his House remarks told Quartz.


“What are Facebook’s plans for self-regulation?,” asked Brendan Fischer, director for federal and FEC reform at the non-partisan Campaign Legal Center. It is still unclear what the platforms considers to be a political ad, he said, or how the company will verify the identity of advertisers and page administrators.

Will they verify that the group is real, or that the person who started it is a real person, Fischer asked, and what is the platform going to show users? The company said earlier it will confirm advertisers’ location, but how are they going to be able to determine where an ad’s financing actually comes from, Fischer asks.

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