Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the Senate Tuesday to answer major public concerns pertaining to his company.
Zuckerberg met his match when he went up against Republican Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy. The senator said to the Facebook chief that he comes “in peace,” before shredding Facebook’s user agreement to pieces.
Kennedy said, “I do not want to have to regulate Facebook. I will. A lot of that depends on you.”
Kennedy called what Zuckerberg has done “magical,” before noting that “there is some impurities in the Facebook punch bowl.”
The sentator then got to the point, “I say this gently. Your user agreement sucks.”
Kennedy told the laughing hearing room that Facebook was covering their “rear end” with the user agreement before bluntly stating, “I am going to suggest to you that you go back home and rewrite it…Tell them you want it written in English and not in Swahili.”
The senator then grilled Zuck over data and privacy before geting into another heated exchange over access to private data.
It’s well worth a watch.