Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday was grilled by 44 US senators for more than five hours over the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal. As 33-year-old CEO called on to testify before lawmakers in two sittings and questioned about privacy concerns and propagation of hate speech, Twitter exploded with hundreds of memes.
Some of the users called Zuckerberg’s mannerism robotic, while other compared his chair with a booster seat. Here are some reactions:
— Amish Meme Guy (@Amish_DB_lives) April 10, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg’s manner has always reminded me of someone, but I could never quite grasp hold of it.
Just now it hit me, watching him testify about data. pic.twitter.com/4Zs2eGlsHD
— Matthew Teague (@MatthewTeague) April 10, 2018
The Zuckerberg: Activate expression engine.
Calculating probability of deception success: 97%
Initiating smile module.
Smile module activated. pic.twitter.com/Z8xpu0DKPM
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) April 11, 2018
A lizard person?
For years I’ve been hearing conspiracies about people being lizards and not once have I ever thought it was true until I saw Zuckerberg on Tv today. He’s definitely a lizard person and possibly one of those gay frogs I keep hearing about
— Joe Biggs (@Rambobiggs) April 11, 2018
I am a natural human! I am a natural human! I am a natural human! pic.twitter.com/nC5iGuQoBH
— Sam Roudman (@sroudman) April 10, 2018
And that extra cushion.
He’s using a booster seat. HE PAID TO BOOST HIS POSTERIA pic.twitter.com/1K9xRepDds
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) April 10, 2018
Then there were serious talks.
me when I realize my actions have a consequence pic.twitter.com/kNx4rL2uGl
— Amber Discko (@amberdiscko) April 10, 2018
— ~Mel~ (@ImJustAMel) April 10, 2018
This is the first time that the Facebook CEO had testified before Congress. Senator John Thune, a Republican from South Dakota, asked Facebook co-founder whether he’s willing to protect political speech from “all different corners.”
Zuckerberg agreed and said: “If there’s an imminent threat of harm, we’re going to take a conservative position on that and make sure that we flag that and understand that more broadly.”