As Mark Zuckerberg testified before the congress, a rough exchange with Senator John Neely Kennedy of Louisiana generated some real cool statements.
“Mr. Zuckerberg, I come in peace. I don’t want to vote to have to regulate Facebook, but by God I will,” Sen. Kennedy began his short exchange. “In fact, a lot of that depends on you. I’m a little disappointed in this hearing today, I just don’t feel like we’re connecting.”
From there Kennedy picked up the game against Zuckerberg for how Facebook communicated its user data policies with users of the product.
“Your user agreement sucks,” the Republican senator went on. “The purpose of that user agreement is to cover Facebook’s rear end, it’s not to inform your users about their rights. Now you know that, and I know that. I’m going to suggest to you that you go back home and rewrite it.”
One can easily take out one word in that hearing;
Congress doesn’t understand Facebook.
Mark Zuckerberg emerged unscathed from Tuesday’s Senate committee hearing.