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[video] Mark Zuckerberg the founder of Facebook refused to reveal in which hotel he sojourned last night.

Mark Zuckerberg the founder of Facebook refused to reveal in which hotel he sojourned last night.

While answering questions in the US senate about Facebook Mark Zuckerberg gave the impression that he was not at ease on sharing his own personal information.

In truth it took him around eight seconds, where he smiled a bit, smirked and then refused to share the details he was asked about.

Senator Dick Durbin asked him in the public hearing: Would you be comfortable sharing with us the name of the hotel you stayed in last night?’

The clock started ticking around and this made Mark Zuckerberg recognize the gravity of the question he was encountering during the intense question time about the online digital privacy. Then he ultimately uttered ‘um, uh, no’

He was also questioned ‘if you’ve messaged anybody this week, would you share with us the names of the people you’ve messaged’

For a second time he seemed reluctant to answer the question.

Throughout the five hours of questioning Senator Dick Durbin put a finger on the crux of the subject around Facebook’s failure to keep and regulate the private information of tens millions of the Facebook users, over the scandal of collecting the private data which was used for the purpose of political advertising and messaging during the presidential election in 2016.

‘I think that might be what this is all about,’ said Durbin, 40 years Zuckerberg’s senior.

‘Your right to privacy, the limits of your right to privacy, and how much you give away in modern America in the name of connecting people around the world.’

Mark Zuckerberg the 33 years old multi-billion-dollar who runs the company along with two billion users’s admitted of being personally responsible for the leaking of the user’s personal data and promised that the company will do better in safeguarding such private information.

Furthermore Zuckerberg also agreed on Durbin’s point as it was a fair one. ‘I think everyone should have control over how their information is used,’ said  Zuckerberg. Mark Zuckerberg has stated to the US politicians that Facebook will examine ‘tens of thousands’ of applications to determine if other companies have acquired data in the same way as Cambridge Analytica did.

The social network declares that it is in process of allowing up to 87 million users to learn that Cambridge Analytica might have had access to their private information and is packed in a room on Capitol Hill.

Mark Zuckerberg admitted the company ‘didn’t do enough’ to stop its tools ‘being used for harm’. While talking to the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees, the young tech entrepreneur begs pardon and pleads guilty that Facebook had not taken into consideration a ‘broad enough view’ of its accountability for users and public information ‘It was my mistake, and I’m sorry. I started Facebook, I run it, and I’m responsible for what happens here,’ he assumed, in a prepared statement.

Mark Zuckerberg assumed that its audit of third-party apps features every misuse of personal data and that the company makes its users aware immediately if it ‘found anything suspicious’.

However when he was asked why his company did not instantly alert the 87 million users whose data might have been accessed through Cambridge Analytica when it was first mention about the ‘improper’ practice in 2015, Mark Zuckerberg replied Facebook considered it as a ‘closed case’ when Cambridge Analytica said that it had deleted it.

‘In retrospect it was clearly a mistake to believe them,’ he said.

Cambridge Analytica maintained that it erased all the data that was collected through Aleksandr Kogan’s personality quiz app immediately as it was notified that it breached the Facebook’s terms of practice. On Wednesday the Culture Secretary Matt Hancock will meet Facebook representatives in London. Cambridge Analytica and Facebook are now facing several lawsuits upon the alleged misuse of the personal data of Facebook users, at least five law firms in the UK and US are claiming for compensation.

On the matter of false news Mr Zuckerberg said ‘one of my greatest regrets in running the company’ was its slowness at uncovering and acting against disinformation campaigns by Russian trolls during the US election. He put forwards that the Russian campaign of misinformation had been exposed ‘right around the time’ of the US presidential election and hence said that the company had established ‘new AI tools’ to recognize fake account. However he assumed that: they are going to keep getting better at this and we need to invest in keeping on getting better at this too.’ Subsequently after the two-and-a-half hours of the hearing, views on Mr Zuckerberg’s performance Facebook shares were up about 4.5% at the beginning of the day, in an apparent signal of investors.

Yuvnah Heerah

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