Facebook, the social media giant which has evolved into a virtual hub for all internet content, has been equally visible in the news lately for several reasons.
Mark Zuckerberg, who created the platform, has landed himself and his company in hot water over privacy concerns relating to how his website collects and distributes user data to third party entities. His testimony before the Senate was probably a ratings buster for every news agency that aired it.
The testimony itself was quite humorous — at least for those who are internet savvy. Senators, most of whom likely rely on interns much younger than Zuckerberg to run their own Facebook accounts, asked a litany of questions which indicated they knew very little about what they were talking about.
To the outside observer, it seemed like just another instance of old people asking a millennial how the internet works.
Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz was perhaps the only lawmaker who asked a question that mattered when he implored Zuckerberg to explain why his company routinely censors conservative content. The Facebook CEO wasn’t able to provide a good answer, confirming that the company does have an inherent bias towards those on the right side of the aisle.
Of course, liberals didn’t seem to care much about it — despite feeling very differently about what Christian bakers are allowed to do.
~ Facts Not Memes