Zuckerberg confesses to Senate: We’ve been used for ‘harm’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg prepares for testimony on Capitol Hill, April 10, 2018. (NBC video screenshot)

In much-anticipated testimony before a Senate committee amid anger over the sale of the personal data of 87 million users, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted to lawmakers Tuesday he hasn’t done enough to prevent his global social-media platform from being used “for harm.”

In prepared remarks, Zuckerberg told a joint Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committee hearing he leads an “idealistic and optimistic company” that serves some 2 billion people around the world.

“For most of our existence, we focused on all the good that connecting people can bring,” he said.

“But it’s clear now that we didn’t do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm as well,” Zuckerberg confessed. “That goes for fake news, foreign interference in elections, and hate speech, as well as developers and data privacy.

“We didn’t take



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