Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has come to defend his cryptocurrency, Libra, in front of the Congress, Thursday, October 23. But everything did not go as planned.
A quarter of an hour. That's what Mark Zuckerberg did on Thursday, October 23, in the face of US Congressmen. However, the first sentence pronounced by the Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would have (almost) been misleading. "It's good to see you, Mr. Zuckerberg," she said with an ironic smile. Before continuing, "I think you, more than anyone, agree that we can rely on a person's past to make decisions about their future."
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For the member for New York, the subject was not necessarily Libra, cryptocurrency, but Cambridge Analytica, the British company that analyzed the data of tens of millions of US users of the network. Data used by Donald Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign. "When were you personally made aware of what Cambridge Analytica was doing?" Asks the representative in the preamble. She then rolled out a list of questions in a thoughtful order, in a firm and assured tone.
Visibly destabilized, the 35-year-old billionaire stammered, answered with inaccuracies, even confessed that he "did not know". "You do not know that this is the biggest data scandal that has affected your business and has had a catastrophic impact on the 2016 presidential election, you do not know?", Replies Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.