Over the past two days, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been getting grilled on Capitol Hill from both Republicans and Democrats, and he has yet to come out with any good answers for them.
Zuckerberg offered to come to Washington D.C. to explain himself after Cambridge Analytica was able to harvest user data from his platform over the past many years. However, Senator Thom Tillis brought up the fact that the Obama campaign openly bragged about being able to do the exact same thing, and nobody even blinked an eye.
Not only that, but Facebook CONGRATULATED them! Well, Republican North Carolina Senator Tillis brought this topic into the conversation on Tuesday, and we’re glad he did.
Willis began by saying, “I think that we need to fully examine what Cambridge Analytica did,” before saying that a number of members of the Obama campaign did the same thing.
“Somebody asked you earlier if it made you mad about what Cambridge Analytica did,” Tillis said before adding that Zuck should be “equally mad” about the Obama campaign’s practices.
“When you do your research on Cambridge Analytica, I would appreciate it if you would start back from the first high-profile national campaign that exploited Facebook data,” he continued.
“I also believe that that person who may have looked the other way when the whole social graph was extracted for the Obama campaign, if they are still working for you, they probably should not. At least there should be a business code of conduct that says that you do not play favorites. You are trying to create a fair place for people to share ideas.”, he concluded.
Time ran out on the Senator before Zuckerberg could respond to anything that the Senator said, but we have a pretty good feeling that he wouldn’t have said anything too insightful.
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