How To Watch Zuckerberg Get Grilled By Congress Over The Next Two Days

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Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg is set to testify Tuesday and Wednesday before the Senate and House, respectively, to answer questions addressing concerns of data privacy, as well as hateful or fraudulent content on the platform.

Zuckerberg’s joint hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation is Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 2:15 p.m. (ET).

His hearing before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce is Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. (ET).

While his prepared statements were released Monday, much of the larger public within the U.S., and elsewhere, will likely want to see how the 33-year-old business wunderkind handles a series of questions from lawmakers.

And there are several ways to access the bureaucratic process and political theater.


Bloomberg’s TicToc, “the first and only global news network streaming LIVE” on the social media platform, is expected to broadcast the hearing.


C-SPAN 3, one of the multiple government-sponsored channels, is another option after logging in online with a television provider account.

PBS Newshour, another publicly supported media organization, is transmitting the hearing through this medium.


PBS Newshour, again.

NBC News and ABC News, as well.

Government websites

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce is providing a livestream on its official page for its hearing, which can be found here.

Both the aforementioned Senate committees are offering their own here and here.

Virtual reality

People can also watch the hearing in the most realistic way and with one of Zuckerberg’s most favorite nascent technologies: virtual reality from AltspaceVR.

With so many different possibilities to view Zuckerberg in a tough situation, it may increase the already-palpable pressure to produce sufficient answers to presumably stony questions, while also evoking humility and even contrition.

And while it’s not clear what will come of the hearing — whether it’s tangible regulation, a proverbial slap on the wrist, or even an improved reputation for Zuckerberg relative to recent months — it will likely be interesting given the lack of opportunities to view Zuckerberg in such a defensive respect.

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