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  • Congress seems to love the Mark Zuckerberg show.

  • The Facebook boss has been grilled by US lawmakers six times in over two years.

  • Yet politicians have failed to pass any new rules on privacy content, moderation or antitrust.

  • The ineffective hearings cut into Congress's credibility.

  • Zuckerberg's latest turn in the D.

  • C spotlight this week didn't unearth new revelations.

  • He repeated his usual defense of the 2012 acquisition of Instagram and asserted that Facebook is in a publisher, a position he's pushed in the past.

  • He avoids drama partly through his matter of fact tone, which he's perfected over several congressional appearances.

  • Yet Congress has a host of reasons to rain Facebook in.

  • In addition to antitrust concerns, content moderation became front and center in the 2020 elections.

  • Lawmakers have proposed a stream of bills addressing these issues along with privacy, yet none have even come up for a vote.

Congress seems to love the Mark Zuckerberg show.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/20
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