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'Mr. Zuckerberg, where do I find my Hotmail?' Twitter mercilessly mocks Facebook CEO and the senior senators questioning him over the data harvesting scandal

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 4/11/2018 Valerie Edwards

Twitter has mercilessly mocked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the senior senators who have grilled him for a second day on Capitol Hill over the data harvesting scandal. 

Several of the memes took aim at Zuckerberg's decision to sit on a thick black cushion boost as he answered numerous questions about the 87 million Facebook users whose data was improperly shared with political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica.  

Twitter users also took aim at the senators, who were questioning Zuckerberg, with some pretty unbelievable questions.

'Mr. Zuckerberg, I have just one question about Facebook: Where do I find my Hotmail?' one user tweeted with a photo of Zuckerberg and Sen Chuck Grassley. 

a screenshot of a cell phone: Twitter has mercilessly mocked Mark Zuckerberg as the Facebook CEO continues to be grilled by lawmakers for a second day on Capitol Hill over data harvesting scandal. Twitter users also took aim at the senators, who were questioning Zuckerberg, with some unbelievable questions © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Twitter has mercilessly mocked Mark Zuckerberg as the Facebook CEO continues to be grilled by lawmakers for a second day on Capitol Hill over data harvesting scandal. Twitter users also took aim at the senators, who were questioning Zuckerberg, with some unbelievable questions

Twitter has mercilessly mocked Mark Zuckerberg as the Facebook CEO continues to be grilled by lawmakers for a second day on Capitol Hill over data harvesting scandal. Twitter users also took aim at the senators, who were questioning Zuckerberg, with some unbelievable questions

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a screenshot of a cell phone: The tweets were mocking the numerous face-palm moments that included Senator Lindsey Graham asking Zuckerberg if Facebook had a monopoly followed by: 'Is Twitter the same as what you do?' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The tweets were mocking the numerous face-palm moments that included Senator Lindsey Graham asking Zuckerberg if Facebook had a monopoly followed by: 'Is Twitter the same as what you do?'

The tweets were mocking the numerous face-palm moments that included Senator Lindsey Graham asking Zuckerberg if Facebook had a monopoly followed by: 'Is Twitter the same as what you do?'

Probably the best moment of them all happened when Sen Grassley asked if a floppy disk magazine giveaway was 'the same as Facebook'. The senator was also mocked on Twitter © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Probably the best moment of them all happened when Sen Grassley asked if a floppy disk magazine giveaway was 'the same as Facebook'. The senator was also mocked on Twitter

Probably the best moment of them all happened when Sen Grassley (left) asked if a floppy disk magazine giveaway was 'the same as Facebook'

a screenshot of a cell phone: Late Show host Stephen Colbert also chimed in on the Zuckerberg testimony. 'Almost feel bad for Zuckerberg. There’s no way he left that room full of old people without having to set up their wifi,' Colbert tweeted © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Late Show host Stephen Colbert also chimed in on the Zuckerberg testimony. 'Almost feel bad for Zuckerberg. There’s no way he left that room full of old people without having to set up their wifi,' Colbert tweeted

Late Show host Stephen Colbert also chimed in on the Zuckerberg testimony. 'Almost feel bad for Zuckerberg. There’s no way he left that room full of old people without having to set up their wifi,' Colbert tweeted 

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Another tweeted: 'Mr. Zuckerberg, can you change Snapchat back? My granddaughter won't stop complaining about it. Also, what is a Snapchat?' 

That tweet also featured a photo of Zuckerberg and Grassley.   

The tweets were mocking the numerous face-palm moments that included Senator Lindsey Graham asking Zuckerberg if Facebook had a monopoly followed by: 'Is Twitter the same as what you do?'

Not to mention Senator Roger Wicker revealing he had no understanding of 'cookies' and probably the best one of them all happened when Sen Grassley asked if a floppy disk magazine giveaway was 'the same as Facebook'. 

On Wednesday, Zuckerberg told lawmakers that his own personal data was included in the data that was sold to Cambridge Analytica.

'Yes,' he answered when asked by Rep Anna Eshoo, a California Democrat, whether his data was included in the data sold to malicious third parties. 'Your personal data?' Eshoo clarified.

Mark Zuckerberg wearing a suit and tie: Some users likened Zuckerberg's responses to those of a robot © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Some users likened Zuckerberg's responses to those of a robot

Some users likened Zuckerberg's responses to those of a robot 

a screen shot of Mark Zuckerberg in a suit and tie

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a person sitting at a table: Several of the memes took aim at Zuckerberg's decision to sit on a thick black cushion-y boost as he answered numerous questions about the 87 million or so Facebook users whose data was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Several of the memes took aim at Zuckerberg's decision to sit on a thick black cushion-y boost as he answered numerous questions about the 87 million or so Facebook users whose data was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica

Several of the memes took aim at Zuckerberg's decision to sit on a thick black cushion-y boost as he answered numerous questions about the 87 million or so Facebook users whose data was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica

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But he pushed back on suggestions from the members of the House of Representatives that users do not have enough control of their data on Facebook in the wake of the privacy scandal at the world's largest social media network.

'Every time that someone chooses to share something on Facebook ... there is a control. Right there,' he said.

'Not buried in the settings somewhere but right there,' the 33-year-old internet magnate told the US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee.

On Tuesday, he took questions for nearly five hours in a US Senate hearing without making any further promises to support new legislation or change how the social network does business, foiling attempts by senators to pin him down.

Investors were impressed with his initial performance. 

Shares in Facebook posted their biggest daily gain in nearly two years on Tuesday, closing up 4.5 per cent. They were down 0.7 per cent in early trading on Wednesday.

Facebook has been consumed by turmoil for nearly a month, since it came to light that millions of users' personal information was wrongly harvested from the website by Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy that has counted US President Donald Trump's election campaign among its clients. 

Zuckerberg faced broad concerns from members of Congress about how Facebook shares user data. 

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a group of people posing for the camera: A few users even tweeted memes that featured the face of Data, from Star Trek, photoshopped over Zuckerberg's © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A few users even tweeted memes that featured the face of Data, from Star Trek, photoshopped over Zuckerberg's

A few users even tweeted memes that featured the face of Data, from Star Trek, photoshopped over Zuckerberg's

Mark Zuckerberg, Brent Spiner are posing for a picture © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited

'How can consumers have control over their data when Facebook does not have control over the data?' asked Representative Frank Pallone of New Jersey, the ranking Democrat on the Energy and Commerce committee.

The latest estimate of affected users is up to 87 million.

Patience with the social network had already worn thin among users, advertisers and investors after the company said last year that Russia used Facebook for years to try to sway US politics, an allegation Moscow denies.

Lawmakers have sought assurances that Facebook can effectively police itself, and few came away from Tuesday's hearing expressing confidence in the social network.

'I don't want to vote to have to regulate Facebook, but by God, I will,' Republican Senator John Kennedy told Zuckerberg on Tuesday. 'A lot of that depends on you.'

Zuckerberg deflected requests to support specific legislation. Pressed repeatedly by Democratic Senator Ed Markey to endorse a proposed law that would require companies to get people's permission before sharing personal information, Zuckerberg agreed to further talks.

'In principle, I think that makes sense, and the details matter, and I look forward to having our team work with you on fleshing that out,' Zuckerberg said.

a person standing in front of a crowd: No boost for Zuck: The Facebook CEO was back in a regular chair after he got an extra cushion on Tuesday when he appeared in front of the Senate joint committee © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited No boost for Zuck: The Facebook CEO was back in a regular chair after he got an extra cushion on Tuesday when he appeared in front of the Senate joint committee

No boost for Zuck: The Facebook CEO was back in a regular chair after he got an extra cushion on Tuesday when he appeared in front of the Senate joint committee

a man sitting at a desk: The way he was: How Zuckerberg got a boost as he testified to the Senate joint committee on Tuesday © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The way he was: How Zuckerberg got a boost as he testified to the Senate joint committee on Tuesday

Zuckerberg also got a boost as he testified to the Senate joint committee on Tuesday

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