Zuckerberg's grilling covered a lot of bases. Here's more from Wednesday's hearing...
Republican Rep. Ann Wagner asked whether Facebook's plans to encrypt most of its service would make it harder to find and root out the millions of images of child sex abuse on the platform, citing a New York Times report.
- The answer: "We actually do a better job than everyone else at finding it and acting on it, but you're right that in an end-to-end encrypted world, one of the risks I'm worried about is that it will be harder to find this behavior."
Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib asked how Facebook can justify allowing anti-Muslim hate groups to organize via its events pages.
- The answer: "It's hard to police every instance of this. ... We are improving."
Democratic Rep. Katie Porter asked whether Zuckerberg would be willing to spend an hour a day moderating violent or abusive video content.
- The answer: "I'm not sure it would best serve our community."
Democratic Rep. Sean Casten asked Zuckerberg whether, when he met with President Trump, they talked about the antitrust investigations of Facebook.
- The answer: "I don't think so, but the meeting was private overall."
Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley: "In your adult life, have you ever been underbanked?"
- The answer: "I'm going to go with no."
Democratic Rep. Jennifer Wexton asked whether Zuckerberg was personally involved in Facebook's decision not to remove a manipulated video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that made it seem like her speech was slurred.
- The answer, after a long pause: Yes.
The bottom line: Zuckerberg took hits from both sides of the aisle, but the criticism from Democrats was more focused, sustained and passionate. That could mean trouble for Facebook if 2020 elections bring a blue tide.