#FacebookDataBreach: Mr. Zuckerberg Goes to Washington…to Testify

#FacebookDataBreach: Mr. Zuckerberg Goes to Washington…to Testify

#FacebookDataBreach: Mr. Zuckerberg Goes to Washington…to Testify

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Capitol Hill Hot Seat Grilling begins today, and concludes Wednesday, where he’ll answer questions before two congressional committees. Why? Well, because of privacy violations admittedly committed by the social media company he created. What’s worse, the violations include those who don’t even use the social media platform.

It’s 1984 in Silicon Valley.

Meanwhile, Zuckerberg, after hiding for well over a week following revelations that FaceBook had jeopardized the privacy of tens of million of its users, is saying this ahead of today’s testimony:

…it’s clear now that we didn’t do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm as well.

Well, thanks, Master of the Obvious. There’s a profound concession. But then he goes full Hillary:

That goes for fake news, foreign interference in elections, and hate speech, as well as developers and data privacy. We didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big mistake.

Accompanied by Capitol Police, FaceBook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrived on Capitol Hill Monday for meetings with lawmakers ahead of his planned testimony Tuesday and Wednesday. (Photo Credit: Business Insider)

You can read his entire prepared opening statement here.

Firstly, does anyone really believe this story would have seen the light of day had Hillary Clinton won the election? And, oh, Markie—aside from your reflections on “hate speech,” which we all know is arbitrarily determined by the liberals who work for you who routinely silence conservative speech—like your pant-suited compatriot, exploiting your users’ personal data for political gain was no mistake. Perhaps you need a reminder:

Now, about that admission. Here’s where Mr. Zuckerberg—who’ll be testifying before members of Congress, many dozens of whom have received campaign donations from Facebook; nothing to see here, move along…

—might be in a bit of a pickle: if there’s solid proof that the Obama campaign received all that invaluable data for free—and there very well should be if we are to trust FEC filings—Zuckerberg et al could be facing campaign finance law violations. It wouldn’t be the first time FaceBook was accused of such. And Zuckerberg doesn’t have a friendly Department of Justice with whom he can conduct a “surprise” tarmac powwow, or a Federal Bureau of Matters to cover for him. Wink wink, nod nod.

Frankly, I’ll be gobsmacked if anything comes of the political theater that’s about to transpire, or that we’ll see a grand jury indictment recommendation for campaign finance violations. Why? Because we have one set of rules for the enemies of liberalism, and another for those, particularly of the stinkin’ rich variety, who carry the water of said ideology.

If you’re so inclined, you can watch Zuckerberg’s testimony live:

  • Here Tuesday, 2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT
  • And Here Wednesday, 10 am ET / 7:00 am PT

If nothing else, it’ll be fun to watch him sweat, sans his trademark 50-shades-of-gray hoodies. I’m sure dedicated Trump supporters and FaceBook-deemed “unsafe to the community” commentators, Diamond and Silk…

…will have a few things on which to muse. Make sure you read through that entire thread. And note to Zuckerberg: never underestimate the power of two strong-willed black conservative women scorned.

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