Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has given evidence before US Congress about false information on the platform and its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Asked what he was doing to see how widespread the misuse of personal Facebook data was, Mr Zuckerberg said the company was investigating “tens of thousands of apps” and said affected users would be alerted if those investigations “found anything suspicious”.
As members of the social media watched his testimony live, it was easy to turn the grim images of Mark Zuckerberg into comic relief. Have a look at the memes that have gone viral across the internet.
Mark Zuckerberg also revealed that Facebook is cooperating with the US special prosecutor investigating Russian interference in the 2016 vote.“Our work with the special counsel is confidential. I want to make sure in an open session I don’t reveal something that’s confidential,” he said.
Zuckerberg said he had personally not been contacted, and that he was not specifically aware of any subpoena of Facebook data. “I believe there may be (a subpoena), but I know we’re working with them,” he said.