Aging senators ask ‘Mr. Zuckerberg’ for tech support in hilarious Senate hearing meme

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In what will probably be the proposition of The Social Network 2 , Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled by members of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

Zuckerberg answered questions about digital privacy in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. And a lot of the senators asking the questions were age-old. Awfully age-old.

Sen. Patrick Leahy made printouts of various types of Facebook radicals( bless the staff member who had to reproduce them) and would like to know whether they were Russian propaganda groups, because as CEO, Zuckerberg undoubtedly reads every single berth on Facebook himself. Sen. Orrin Hatch asked how Facebook is able to sustain a business model while passing as a free service, and Zuckerberg was just able to keep a straight face when he greeted, “Senator, we operate ads.”

“I see, that’s great, ” Hatch replied.

It wasn’t precisely the older senators who didn’t understand how Facebook designs. Sen. Brian Schatz, who is only 45 years old, requested Zuckerberg if Facebook would be able to see if he “emailed” someone over Whatsapp. When Zuckerberg used to say Whatsapp is encrypted, and that other fellowships are not able to read encrypted meanings, Schatz asked if he would get Black Panther ads on Facebook if he messaged someone about the movie through Whatsapp.

People on Twitter saw it pretty ridiculous that the lawmakers who have the power to regulate engineering is entirely no idea how engineering wields. And so they ribbed them with memes.

In the “Mr. Zuckerberg” meme, dumb lawmakers use the Senate hearing to ask Zuckerberg questions about Facebook. Instead of asking the CEO about his company’s business practices, though, they ask him for tech opinion.

They’re usually accompanied by an image of an irked, exhausted Zuckerberg.

And people didn’t hold back on Sen. Ted Cruz, who’s had his fair share of PR nightmares while in role.

While the memes shielded Cruz’s “accidental” porn like and the rumors of his secret name as the Zodiac Killer, others were just sad.

Zuckerberg faces another day of questioning in front of the House Commerce Committee on Wednesday.

And that means another daylight of explaining how Facebook works to septuagenarian lawmakers. Good fluke, Mark.

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