CORNISH: I want to go back to the controversy that led to these hearings that the political firm Cambridge Analytica got data on millions of Facebook users without their consent - any news on that front?
MARK ZUCKERBERG: Congressman, in general, we collect data from people who have not signed up for Facebook for security purposes. And then what that shows, I think that shows the failure of regulation in this area.
According to Zuckerberg, the company has 200 people working on efforts to combat the promotion of "extremist" content. Here's how Facebook can learn about what you do online even when you're not on its platform.
Representative Greg Walden of OR, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, also said Wednesday that the panel intended "to widen our lens to larger questions about the fundamental relationship between tech companies and their users". That means that people who don't use the social network are "not the highest value profile for Facebook", Cardozo said.
Some of the lawmakers talked to Zuckerberg, 33, as they would their children or grandchildren, and were occasionally befuddled by the complexities of his company.
'There will always be a version of Facebook that is free, ' Zuckerberg said today.
Still, he said, lawmakers need to be careful, noting that new rules or laws could hurt smaller businesses more than a behemoth like Facebook.
Ahead of the hearings, Facebook has announced a number of changes to its privacy and data settings in an effort to address users' concerns. The legislation would govern how internet companies gather data and notify consumers about the use of their data.
Zuckerberg told lawmakers that Facebook had now removed the option for advertisers to exclude ethnic groups from targeting.
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Either way, Milanesi writes that lower engagement is actually the real risk for Facebook, not necessarily people deleting their accounts.
During the hearing, Mark stressed that Facebook had a counterterrorism team - with 200 members - who were focused just on fighting terrorism on the platform. The social network had even kept a permanent record of the roughly 100 people I had deleted from my friends list over the last 14 years, including my exes.
Facebook does have a policy to remove or hide content they deem unsafe or hate speech.
"One of my greatest regrets in running the company is that we were slow in identifying the Russian information operations in 2016", he said. But, as you say, we've had the ability to download your information for years now.
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