Mostly today I will tweet what is not being asked, and not being answered.
Privacy is important. So is hostile foreign influence. Too many things weren't asked yesterday.
** you know, except they also collected private direct messages. For example.
** on not selling data. No. Facebook doesn't sell data. They profile you themselves and sell access to those algorithms.
Apparently Facebook has said they will roll this back. So. That's interesting.
Also Barton flagged former committee council now working for Facebook as part of the hoovering up of lobbyists.
Zuck responds with "user control" nonsense again. How can it be surveillance of people are voluntarily posting things?
**this is not how surveillance works bub
Man the republicans have really been mobilized on the Diamond/Silk talking point.
Need to walk through info space they occupy later.
** it took 6 hours for someone to ask this question.
Aware of other data breaches you haven't disclosed?
Was your data sold to malicious 3rd parties?
Did you speak to CEO?
(No, staffed it out)
**this is a good question that Zuck is not answering by repeating a set piece
So there was scraping and you knew it?
(Continues the set piece -- so now people can scrape you but not your friends)
Who will do the audit?
Yes, for "security" and "ads" reasons. Blah blah. You can turn off ad targeting but not security tracking.
** that's interesting
That's something we need to do
**again not clear this isn't a future reference.
** good data point. No follow up
** except the Russians. Mercers. God knows who else.
Going to post this here:
Zuck: I believe so.
Zuck: everyone owns their own content online
More on "control" -- same misuse.
Another hit on diamond/silk.
Zuck. Platform for all ideas
Hits on Obama campaign, data scraping. Facebook hired lots of Obama peeps.
Not accurate to say we gave them advantage
Zuck: not that I am aware of. But 10000s apps that were scraping data. So......
Latta: how long will audit take?
Many months. Very expensive.
"A handful" of companies, Zuck says.
Were derivative data sets deleted by companies too?
We have no idea
Zuck: CA involved 3rd party pass thru. Very different. "The platform worked the way we had designed it at the time"
Zuck blah blah. Focuses on USG law enforcement interactions.
What about Russian intelligence?
Zuck non-answer. "We are not in the business of providing a lot of data to Russian government"
Zuck: "I have no specific knowledge of any data we have shared with Russia." But will check because we respond to requests from law enforcement.
** Russia requires these companies to store data in Russia....
Zuck says they are using AI tools to track accounts that don't act like humans to profile fakes.
Lujan: does Facebook collect data on non-Facebook users?
Zuck: yes. For "security"
How many data points?
Long from Missouri threatens action against Facebook if they don't fix anti-conservative bias on platform.
(Zuck says no.)
Zuck doesn't know specifics on numbers, but 100mil+ in each category, at least.