Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled by members of the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday, as part of a congressional hearing organized in response to reports that Facebook plans to launch its own currency.
Committee chairwoman Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA), and Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH) all engaged in heated clashes with the Facebook co-founder over a variety of issues.
Rep. Maxine Waters told Zuckerberg that his “claim to promote freedom of speech does not ring true,” and declared, “2.7 billion people use your products. That’s over a third of the world’s population. That’s huge. That’s so big it’s clear to me and to anyone who hears this list that