Politics

Mark Zuckerberg Testified In Front Of Congress And Was Absolutely Roasted Online

"Deer. Headlights."

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg fronted US congress today to answer questions about the social media platform’s privacy protections in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. And boy, did he look like he would rather have been literally anywhere else.

Zuckerberg’s testimony came as the world continues to grapple with the revelation that Cambridge Analytica, a British-based political data firm with ties to Donald Trump’s election campaign, harvested the Facebook data of 87 million users without their knowledge.

“We didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big mistake,” said Zuckerberg, stating the obvious. “It was my mistake, and I’m sorry. I started Facebook, I run it, and I’m responsible for what happens here.”

He also said that the company would have “more than 20,000 people by the end of this year working on security and content review”.

The fallout from the scandal, and Facebook’s response, will continue for some time. But social media users were quick to mine the Zuckberg’s testimony for some sweet, sweet memes.

Users also honed in on some of the older members of Congress, whose understanding of things like “Facebook” and “the internet” left a little bit to be desired.

Zuckerberg also went toe-to-toe with Republican presidential primary loser and suspected Zodiac killer Ted Cruz.

Every Getty Images got in on the roasting.

When you’re getting owned by Getty, you know you’re in trouble.