WATCH LIVE: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg testifies before House Committee

WATCH LIVE: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg testifies before House Committee

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Ted Cruz (R-TX) grilled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Tuesday about whether or not the social media platform was biased against conservatives. The announcement came from Facebook's boss Mark Zuckerberg as he answered questions in front of the US Senate's Judiciary and Commerce Committees yesterday.

Patience with the social network had already worn thin among users, advertisers and investors after the company said last year that Russia used Facebook for years to try to sway U.S. politics, an allegation Moscow denies. Zuckerberg added. On privacy data, he again stressed, "It's clear now that we didn't do enough to protect our systems".

I felt a twinge of vicarious discomfort while watching from thousands of miles away, and it was a sense shared by countless others.

"On today of all days, I just found out that there are two fake Facebook accounts impersonating me, and guess what?"

"We did this because the app may have misused some of your Facebook information by sharing it with a company called Cambridge Analytica", the notifications read. Their fears were not alleviated if they watched Mark Zuckerberg's testimony on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. The organization in question was able to take advantage of Facebook's tools to profile over 87 million people.

Zuckerberg confirmed that his company is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.

Zuckerberg clearly admitted to mistakes and took responsibility.

"We face a number of important issues around privacy, safety, and democracy, and you will rightfully have some hard questions for me to answer", Zuckerberg said. "Does Facebook use audio obtained from mobile devices to enrich personal information about users?"

If by chance any user was approached by the 'This is your Digital Life' quiz in the past, then users will get a message saying - 'We have banned the website 'This Is Your Digital Life, '.

But it says none of the data involved in the recent scandal was used to help the Trump campaign.

Zuckerberg met Monday with Florida Sen. The Energy and Commerce Committee has 55 members. The rewards will start at around $500, according to AFP, and will increase depending on how serious or widespread the misuse is.

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