Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday testified before US senators over Facebook’s role in the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal. This was the first of the two hearings that Zuckerberg attended. The CEO of Facebook faced a five-hour question-answer session after it was alleged that CA harvested personal data of as many as 87 million people. It was further alleged that the firm had influenced voters during the Presidential Elections of 2016. Meanwhile, social media picked up some of Zuckerberg’s awkward moments and memes began pouring in.
The only opening line I want to hear from Zuck pic.twitter.com/g3phCPA3HT— David Pierce (@pierce) April 10, 2018
*record scratch*— Joshua Topolsky (@joshuatopolsky) April 10, 2018
Yup, that's me. You're probably wondering how I ended up in this situation. pic.twitter.com/AyJ6GeadU9
"don't forget to drink the water, humans like water" pic.twitter.com/RyhWE74Sl4— ＲＵＩＮ™ (@BravingRuin) April 10, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg’s manner has always reminded me of someone, but I could never quite grasp hold of it.— Matthew Teague (@MatthewTeague) April 10, 2018
Just now it hit me, watching him testify about data. pic.twitter.com/4Zs2eGlsHD
live look at zuck on capitol hill pic.twitter.com/8z9GJ4EYeQ— it me jeff meltz (@thecultureofme) April 10, 2018
During his testimony, Zuckerberg had said that his company would soon have “more than 20,000 people by the end of this year working on security and content review”. With about 44 senators attending the meeting, the atmosphere was tense and Zuckerberg was grilled.
If you are watching Zuckerberg's testimony and giving him a pass because he's such a young man, just look at this picture and listen to the audio. You're welcome. https://t.co/HeKf1q6dFz pic.twitter.com/iLSA6hxPvW— Adam Mordecai (@advodude) April 10, 2018
A number of memes targeted Zuckerberg for looking and behaving like a robot. Some commented on his posture, comparing him with Data, an android from Star Trek who struggles with human emotions and behaviour. Several commenters also noted that the senators who are reported to be over 62 years old, were unable to entirely understand Facebook.
deer in headlights are like 'are you okay my guy' pic.twitter.com/adQq827I0A— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) April 10, 2018
I hear Facebook may be a monopoly... 🧐 pic.twitter.com/HugPCD1tNW— The Russian Troll (Formerly Known as Monopoly Man) (@wamandajd) April 10, 2018
Meanwhile, Amanda Werner, an activist, dress up as a troll in the Senate with a colourful wig on top of her head and a Russian flag around her neck.
These questions are getting rough... pic.twitter.com/6w5LBaN4i7— The Russian Troll (Formerly Known as Monopoly Man) (@wamandajd) April 10, 2018