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Technology Facebook's Zuckerberg struggles to connect, forcing U.S. Senate hearing to pause

17:15  28 october  2020
17:15  28 october  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate Commerce Committee hearing on a key social media legal protection was briefly delayed when Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg struggled to appear remotely.

a close up of Mark Zuckerberg looking at the camera: FILE PHOTO: Facebook Chairman and CEO Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington © Reuters/ERIN SCOTT FILE PHOTO: Facebook Chairman and CEO Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington

"We are unable to make contact with Mr. Mark Zuckerberg," Senator Roger Wicker, who chairs the committee, said agreeing to a five-minute delay after the chief executives of Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google had spoken.

Facebook told the committee that Zuckerberg was alone. He was able to get connected in a couple of minutes.

"I was able to hear the other opening statements. I was just having a hard time connecting myself," Zuckerberg said.

Wicker responded: "I know the feeling Mr. Zuckerberg."

(Reporting by David Shepardson and Diane Bartz; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who has dined with Trump at the White House, acknowledged Biden's projected victory in the 2020 election .
"I believe the outcome of the election is now clear and Joe Biden is going to be our next president," Zuckerberg said, according to BuzzFeed News.During an internal meeting with company employees, the CEO, who has dined with President Donald Trump at the White House, acknowledged President-elect Biden's victory in the 2020 election, a spokesperson confirmed to CNBC.

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