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NC's 'Diamond and Silk' among topics discussed in Facebook congressional hearing

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Frank Williams | 13 April, 2018, 06:27

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had a bit of a harder time during his second bout with the US Congress, failing to elaborate on how the platform collects data from users who haven't signed up to the site.

There's no official word from Facebook about whether they will launch a new add-free platform but their website continues to advise users that it won't charge.

The acting CEO of Cambridge Analytica - the data mining firm accused of improperly accessing data from millions of Facebook users - stepped down Wednesday, the company announced.

However, unknown to users, the data from this quiz was then passed on to a company called "Cambridge Analytica", which handles data for political uses.

The shares fell steeply after it came to light that millions of users' personal information was harvested from Facebook by Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy that has counted US President Donald Trump's election campaign among its clients.

Facebook might be able to censor publishers with blue checkmarks, but like Zuck himself said Wednesday, they literally can't hire enough people to police every single person on the site.

Zuckerberg said Aleksandr Kogan shared information with "a handful" of third parties.

He asked Zuckerberg if he believed Facebook should allow the illegal online pharmacies to sell prescription drugs online, and Zuckerberg answered "no".

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This censorship from a large liberal California company is bad for our democracy and it directly interferes with your ability to get the news you want.

With a slight hesitation, Mr Zuckerberg replied: "Yes". Extreme opinions on sensitive issues can be used against you later in life and sometimes even drop you into lawsuits.

It's been another tough week for Facebook with its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, being quizzed in front of Congress.

"He said he's in favour of some kind of regulation, but he's not behind some kind of sweeping regulation of Facebook that some critics of the company would like to see", McCabe said.

Facebook is neither a media or a financial institution, he said. They indicate forwarding the message to a certain number of your friends in order not to pay for Facebook as the friends count number would indicate you are a frequent user.

Ben Luján got Zuckerberg to admit that Facebook goes so far as to collect data from some people who have not signed up for the social network "for security purposes". He said he was among the almost 87 million people whose personal information was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. McGinn says he isn't trying to take shots at his former employer - he just thinks the data is too important to ignore. Harvesting the data and using it to target ads more effectively than its competitors can is how Facebook makes the bulk of its money.

Shortly before Zuckerberg testified before the Senate Commerce Committee, John Thune, the Republican chairman of the committee, said he knows "there are people who say we ought to regulate these social media platforms, [but] I'm not convinced that's the case". The Facebook chief executive told House members that he was part of the data breach. He did not name specific companies.

Much of the effort was aimed at denigrating Democrat Hillary Clinton and thereby helping Republican Trump, or simply encouraging divisiveness and undercutting faith in the USA system.

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