'It was my mistake, and I'm sorry,' Zuckerberg says at hearing

'It was my mistake, and I'm sorry,' Zuckerberg says at hearing”

"It will take some time to work through all the changes but I'm committed to getting this right".

The crowded Senate hearing was not without theatrics, although most was from the audience, like an activist dressed in costume as a Russian internet "troll". "Zuckerberg has respectively responded to tough questions with good answers".

As proof, he summoned an oversized poster board featuring just a sampling of Zuckerberg's past apologies in big block lettering. This time, at least. "I take full responsibility as the CEO of Facebook", he said. The new rules would require Facebook to label political ads and require those advertisers to confirm their identities and locations.

Here are some of the best memes from the first of two days the CEO will spend testifying.

Zuckerberg said Facebook views its decision not to tell people of the 2015 data scandal as a "mistake".

But he managed to basically stay on message throughout the five-hour hearing. I made mistakes. Big challenge but we've solved problems before.

Graham took Zuckerberg to task over what he framed as the "monopoly" Facebook holds in the social media market.

Zuckerberg also went toe-to-toe with Republican presidential primary loser and suspected Zodiac killer Ted Cruz.

Believing that both the guilty parties had erased the data, Facebook decided not to inform the users, as it was a closed chapter.

Though several of the prepared defenses in the notes were used by Zuckerberg during Tuesday's Senate hearing, some never came up. That hearing that could easily run as long as Tuesday's affair, if not even longer.

Facebook employees have been interviewed by the special counsel's office.

The leaked data was said to be inappropriately used by Cambridge Analytica in activities allegedly connected with U.S. President Donald Trump's election campaign in 2016.

Facebook was accused of violating a 2011 FTC order, which Zuckerberg denied.

More than week later on April 4, Facebook revealed that Cambridge Analytica had access to the data of 87 million users, rather than the 50 million user that had previously been reported. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, asked Zuckerberg, "How do you sustain a business model in which users don't pay for your service?"

Facebook has considered offering an ad-free, subscription option for users.

"We are going through a broad philosophical shift at the company", said Mr Zuckerberg, wearing a dark suit and tie instead of his typical T-shirt and jeans. "Certainly we consider ideas like that".

Avaaz campaigners hold a banner in front of 100 cardboard cutouts of the Facebook founder and CEO stand outside the U.S. Capitol, before Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the Senate, in Washington on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

"Senator, I think that this is a really hard question". From a former White House strategist to a Canadian whistle blower, here are the people involved in what some are describing as Facebook's largest data breach.

Zuckerberg got grilled over Facebook's perceived political bias. Zuckerberg said he favors the right type of regulation.

In a rare light-hearted exchange during his public grilling before United States senators Tuesday, the Facebook CEO told Sen.

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