Mark Zuckerberg Plays Dumb When Asked If Facebook Willing To Change Business Model To Protect ‘Individual Privacy’ (VIDEO)
In a head-scratching moment during Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s hearing before the House, the Silicon Valley titan seemingly played dumb when asked if the company is willing to change its business model in the “interest of protecting individual privacy.”
Rep. Anna Eshoo: Was yourdata included in the data sold to the malicious 3rd parties?
Mark Zuckerberg: "Yes."
Eshoo: Are you willing to change your business model in the interest of protecting individual privacy?
Zuckerberg: "Congresswoman, I'm not sure what that means." pic.twitter.com/Sso2lwrtg8
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 11, 2018
Rep. Anna Eshoo: Was your data included in the data sold to the malicious 3rd parties?
Mark Zuckerberg: “Yes.”
Rep. Anna Eshoo: Are you willing to change your business model in the interest of protecting individual privacy?
Mark Zuckerberg: “Congresswoman, I’m not sure what that means.”
Zuckerberg’s response is confusing considering 87 million users’ data were improperly accessed.
Individual privacy is at the top of every Facebook user’s list of concerns.
As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, federal investigators have begun probing Facebook’s use of personal data after reports surfaced that Cambridge Analytica ‘improperly gained access to the data of more than 87 million users.’
“We are aware of the issues that have been raised but cannot comment on whether we are investigating. We take any allegations of violations of our consent decrees very seriously as we did in 2012 in a privacy case involving Google,” a spokesman for the FTC said Tuesday.
A violation of the consent decree could carry a penalty of $40,000 per violation, which could mean a fine conservatively estimated to be “many millions of dollars in fines” for Facebook, The Washington Post reported over the weekend, citing a former FTC official.
“We reject any suggestion of violation of the consent decree. We respected the privacy settings that people had in place. Privacy and data protections are fundamental to every decision we make,” the social network giant said in a statement to the Washington Post.