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Key highlights from Mark Zuckerberg’s US Senate appearance

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally testified in front of a Senate joint committee in an event that was followed closely by both tech and political circles. The interaction which lasted a massive five hours saw forty-four US senators from various states question the Facebook boss about the company's failure to guard user privacy following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Zuckerberg appeared calm as the line of questioning from most senators was mostly polite and deferential as they sought to understand how Facebook had inadvertently allowed the profiles of up to 87 million people to be collected by the political data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica. Here are the most notable stories emerging from the Senate hearing: Is Facebook a monopoly? When Senator Lindsey Graham asked Zuckerberg to name his biggest competitor, Zuckerberg couldn’t clearly name one. Zuckerberg responded by outlining three “categories” of companies,…

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