Mark Zuckerberg’s Testimony Reveals The Best Jokes On Facebook
As Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress on Tuesday, those watching the proceedings flocked to social media to crack jokes about the Facebook CEO.
Zuckerberg is facing a two-day congressional inquisition following revelations that Cambridge Analytica, a data-mining firm affiliated with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, gathered personal information from 87 million Facebook users to try to influence elections.
This is the first time Zuck has appeared before Congress personally — having previously sent deputies to represent him on Capitol Hill — and the internet was clearly ready to take full advantage of the live public hearing.
After senators began questioning Zuckerberg, some Twitter users were quick to poke fun at the stereotype that older people don’t completely understand his social network.
“Mr. Zuckerberg, a magazine I recently opened came with a floppy disk offering me 30 free hours of something called America On-Line,” journalist Dave Itzkoff captioned a photoset of Sen. Chuck Grassley interrogating Zuck. “Is that the same as Facebook?”
“Mr. Zuckerberg, a magazine i recently opened came with a floppy disk offering me 30 free hours of something called America On-Line. Is that the same as Facebook?” pic.twitter.com/U7pqpUhEhQ
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) April 10, 2018
Others took jabs at the CEO himself.
me when I realize my actions have a consequence pic.twitter.com/kNx4rL2uGl
— Amber Discko (@amberdiscko) 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
— Getty Images News (@GettyImagesNews) April 10, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg using a booster seat to testify before Congress is the only meme you need today. pic.twitter.com/FZl93tFWOL
— Meme Bot (@theMemesBot) April 11, 2018
See some more reactions below.
zuckerberg: hello senator sir
senator: *lowers glasses, squints at phone* how can i tell if my granddaughter blocked me
— jaboukie young-white (@jaboukie) April 10, 2018
When you poke her but she doesn’t poke back. pic.twitter.com/yxJ07O3mw3
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) April 10, 2018
Congress just needs to keep Zuckerberg busy long enough for Sandra Bullock to take down Facebook pic.twitter.com/F3BCfj2esj
— Ira Madison III (@ira) April 10, 2018
WHY WON’T MY GRANDSON ACCEPT MY FRIEND REQUEST? pic.twitter.com/WEXonYDzKS
— David Mack (@davidmackau) April 10, 2018
you should have to prove you can successfully post something to FB before getting to question zuck
— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) April 10, 2018
— Remington Crowder (@RemCrowder) April 10, 2018
SEN: What happened to Angry Birds
ZUCK: That’s not wh—
SEN: It was a thing then it kind of stopped. I would still like to play it but I changed phones.
ZUCK: [lawyer whispers in ear for 10 minutes] OK
— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) April 10, 2018
really good that the people grilling zuck on his vast and complex data collection platform cant log onto wifi without help
— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) April 10, 2018
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) April 10, 2018
Zuckerberg should be questioned by the staffers than run the Senators Facebook pages.
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) April 10, 2018
“Mr. Zuckerberg, I keep seeing these Candy Crush requests and i complete them but they then won’t go away. I tried having my grandson fix it for me but they just keep coming back. I don’t want to bother him again… can you please help me?” pic.twitter.com/Mse7ae8KrF
— 𝕂𝕠𝕗𝕚𝕖 (@KofieYeboah) April 10, 2018
ZUCKERBERG: im ready to answer any questions u might have about facebook
84-YEAR-OLD SENATOR: excellent. mr zuckerberg my farmville farm needs more pigs but i cannot figure out where to purchase them
— Bob Vulfov (@bobvulfov) April 10, 2018
Zuckerberg on his Facebook profile vs Zuckerberg at this Congressional hearing pic.twitter.com/P3bi2Ry5r4
— Tim Mak (@timkmak) April 10, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg is now living out every young person’s worst nightmare: trying to explain how tech stuff works to the nation’s elderly
— Robby Soave (@robbysoave) April 10, 2018