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So you think it is about data privacy?

So you think it is about data privacy?

The 33-year-old tech mogul was on Capitol Hill to face a second day of grilling from USA lawmakers over the data leak scandal which saw 87 million users - including 1 million Brits - have their personal info harvested.

Earlier this week, Facebook began notifying millions of users that their personal data had been compromised.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified on Capitol Hill this week.

Wearing a dark suit and tie and politely prefacing nearly every remark with "Congressman" or "Congresswoman", Zuckerberg appeared even more controlled than he did on Tuesday when he testified before senators. Facebook has also been accused of not identifying foreign sources of political advertising during the 2016 US presidential campaign.

Zuckerberg clarified on multiple occasions that the company doesn't sell users' data.

Multiple legislators also raised the prospect that Facebook's data policies with third-party apps violated a 2011 agreement with the Federal Trade Commission after a prior privacy complaint.

Zuckerberg has taken questions on a range of issues, from fake news and terrorist content to Russian propaganda and data privacy, as USA lawmakers consider possible regulatory remedies. TL/DR (or DW), here are the five key points from the first day of his Senate hearing, in case you missed the five hours-long YouTube stream.

"We expected them to do a number of more traditional cyber-attacks, which we did identify and notify the campaigns that they were trying to hack into them", he said. "I think that's something Americans should be proud of".

Facebook is implementing the GDPR standards for European users next month, and some of its rules will be extended to United States and other users later, he confirmed.

Four civilians dead in air raids on Syria's rebel Douma: monitor
The Observatory also said that the Russians promised the rebels that once they hand over their weapons, airstrikes would stop. United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the renewed outbreak of fighting in Douma "is of great concern to us".

Mr Zuckerberg, who, at 33, runs a multi-billion-dollar company with some two billion users, accepted personal responsibility for the leak of users' data and vowed that the company will do better in guarding such information.

At certain points lawmakers grew exhausted of Zuckerberg's evasiveness and rehearsed platitudes, with Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn accusing the 33-year-billionaire of trying to "filibuster" by wasting time with non-answers.

Mr Zuckerberg said this was done for security purposes. You want to know what Nordstrom sees so that specific jumpsuit just keeps popping up on your newsfeed? "Zuckerberg said "no, [he] would probably not choose to do that publicly here".

"There are plenty of anecdotal examples where people will be verbally discussing items - never having actually been on the internet at the time - and then the next time they get on Facebook, ads for things that they were verbally discussing with each other will show up", he said.

"There is absolutely no directive to put a bias into anything we do", Zuckerberg said in response to a question by Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, about whether Facebook's algorithms have bias built in.

During yesterday's testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees, senators asked Zuckerberg whether or not he considers Facebook to be a monopoly, what type of regulation the company would accept, and what the company is doing to prevent "more Cambridge Analyticas" going forward. Shares in Facebook posted their biggest daily gain in almost two years, closing up 4.5%.

"A$3 number of people suggest that we should offer a version where people cannot have ads if they pay a monthly subscription, and certainly we consider ideas like that". A day earlier Zuckerberg batted away often-aggressive questioning from senators who accused him of failing to protect the personal information of millions of Americans from Russians intent on upsetting the US election.

He added that Facebook is cooperating with the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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