"Senator, yes. There will always be a version of Facebook that is free".
Zuckerberg admitted that Facebook hasn't taken enough responsibility in protecting their users, given the way in which the Cambridge Analytica scandal unfolded. "As CEO, you didn't know some key facts". "America is in the midst of one of the worst epidemics we've ever seen -not just in West Virginia, but all across the country". So I would encourage people to do that just to check out exactly what kind of data these companies hold on you and you will be amazed at the volume, and the detail, and the specificity. "Would you agree with that statement?"
Zuckerberg responded saying: "Congressman, that is an accurate description of the prank website I made when I was a sophomore". 77 percent would stick to the regular ads version, while 23 percent said they'd pay not to have ads.
The Facebook CEO has said before that his industry probably needs to be regulated. "This scourge that is ravaging the country is being enabled by Facebook". Communications professor Dr. Nolan Higdon at Cal State East Bay said, "They tried to show themselves off as asking tough questions, but there seemed to be very little care for answers". "Where is your accountability?" According to Carolyn Everson, its vice president of global marketing solutions, not only are there no signs that users are abandoning the platform in any sort of #DeleteFacebook movement, it's not expecting any of the privacy furore to hit the company in the wallet.
The company has faced pressure over Messenger Kids, its new messaging app for kids ages 6 to 12, amid concerns about tech, smartphone and social media addiction.
Rep. Raul Ruiz of California explained that Facebook's recent crises, despite the company operating under an FTC decree, may mean that the federal government should create a regulatory body that oversees how consumer data is collected and used.
"If I buy a Ford, and it doesn't work well, and I don't like it, I can buy a Chevy".
A Facebook spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that it's looking into the issue.
Some Facebook users are considering logging off the site for good, and others already have.
Zuckerberg said he did not know if there were conversations within Facebook about this, and, when pressed about the decision not to inform users' their data was breached, Zuckerberg said: "in retrospect, we clearly view as a mistake". Zuckerberg was unable to answer Dingell when she asked how many website pages had such buttons.
The issue of Facebook and people leaving of course they can't, there were the same problems with the financial crisis of 2008.
In both hearings, legislators pushed Zuckerberg on its potential monopoly power. As I have said, by the end this year, we are going to have more than 20,000 people working on security and content review across the company.
In his testimony, Zuckerberg also stated that Facebook does not see the messages of acquired company WhatsApp, India's most popular messaging platform. Yet, when asked if his data had been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica, he replied: "Yes".
Facebook was getting to the bottom of exactly what Cambridge Analytica did and telling everyone affected.