After blowing past all of his court-ordered obligations, including answering questions about Facebook’s Russian influence campaign, Mark Zuckerberg took the opportunity to address the media on Wednesday. Not surprisingly, the occasion featured an abundance of jokes at everyone’s expense. The Silicon Valley mogul clarified that Instagram’s new policy on nudity is actually to protect children (wink, wink). He also offered thoughts on what sunscreens really do for you.
WATCH: Mark Zuckerberg discusses company’s practices during congressional hearings. https://t.co/6IVRl3twXb — NBC News (@NBCNews) April 18, 2018
What did he think of Donald Trump’s comment about “fake news”?
“I think that’s so overblown.”
Was Facebook taking advantage of privacy rights for its advertisers?
“We’re now trying to monetize posts and promote that content and to try to help connect people across the world.”
Or just trying to make money?
“I don’t know how exactly that works, but I’m sure it’s a combination of all those things.”
Responding to reporters’ questions, Zuckerberg explained that he’d “no idea” how the company’s algorithms decide to prioritize certain posts. And he implied there’s no way to change the algorithm that decides what’s most important in the world.
“I’m sure it’s a combination of all those things” — Zuckerberg @ hearings https://t.co/fP29FmPS4W — NBC News (@NBCNews) April 18, 2018
So that explains why he poked fun at Ray’s BBQ Sauce. Maybe the CEO likes it on his potato salad? Or his latte? Or his tacos?
Quiz: Mark Zuckerberg won’t say which countries are on his “diaspora” internet grid. How many of you had your answers ready? pic.twitter.com/08Yh2UD8M3 — New York Times Live (@NYTimesLive) April 18, 2018
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