Technology Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg live streams employee Q&A in rare move

03:10  04 october  2019
03:10  04 october  2019 Source:   cnet.com

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg heads to Washington

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg heads to Washington SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be in Washington Thursday to meet with lawmakers and talk about internet regulation. The company said the meetings are not public and it did not give details on whom Zuckerberg is meeting with and what, exactly, he'll discuss. Facebook is under growing pressure from lawmakers and regulators concerned about how it protects users' privacy and about its potentially anticompetitive behavior. In July, the Federal Trade Commission fined the company a record $5 billion for privacy violations.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday publicly live streamed a Q & A session with his employees after recordings from a similar meeting in July were Facebook 's Mark Zuckerberg is live - streaming an employee Q & A , and says he 'stands by' comments in leaked recording.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes rounds of private meetings with lawmakers in the Russell Building where he discussed technology regulations last month. In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Zuckerberg confirmed the authenticity of the transcript. 'Every week I do a Q & A at Facebook where

In a rare move, Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg live streamed an internal Q&A with employees to the public on Thursday.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. James Martin/CNET© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. James Martin/CNET

Zuckerberg broadcasted the Q&A from his Facebook account days after The Verge published transcripts and audio clips of Zuckerberg speaking to employees at two town hall meetings in July. In his leaked remarks, Zuckerberg told employees he was ready to "go to the mat" and fight for Facebook if Sen. Elizabeth Warren becomes president and tries to break up the social media giant.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. © CNET

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Zuckerberg sets talks in Washington on 'future regulation'

Zuckerberg sets talks in Washington on 'future regulation' Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg was expected in Washington Thursday for private talks with policymakers as the leading social network faces a myriad of regulatory and legal issues. "Mark will be in Washington, DC, to meet with policymakers and talk about future internet regulation. There are no public events planned," a Facebook spokesman said Wednesday. The news comes with federal and state anti-trust enforcers looking into potential anti-competitive actions by Facebook, and with US lawmakers debating national privacy legislation.

Mark Zuckerberg kicks off two days of congressional testimony on Tuesday over the leak of data and Cambridge Analytica.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will give testimony to three congressional committees in two hearings this week. He'll address how up to 87 million users'

Zuckerberg said that live streaming the Q&A was an experiment, quipping that he does such a "bad job" at interviews that "what do we have to lose?" He stood by his remarks from the leaked Q&As.

Zuckerberg also addressed some of the major news surrounding the company on Thursday, including the European Court ruling that the EU can order Facebook to monitor and pull down illegal content from the platform, even if it's posted by people outside of those borders.

Zuckerberg said he thought the ruling set a "very dangerous precent."

He also said that Facebook Dating is doing well in the US, but declined to share user numbers.

The Q&A is ongoing so check back for updates.

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