Mark Zuckerberg went to Washington Tuesday wearing a suit and mouthing his favorite bromides about doing good and bringing the world together with Facebook. He also promised to do much better job of protecting the privacy of his “community.”
But this time, in the wake of 87 million Facebook users having their privacy violated by Cambridge Analytica, most of the senators weren’t buying his young Jimmy Stewart act.
Despite Zuckerberg’s repeated references during the hearing to the origin story of him founding Facebook in his dorm room at Harvard, they were no longer treating him like the boy genius.
Instead, they were addressing him in...