Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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VIDEO: Brooks Questions Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO

Apr 11, 2018
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WASHINGTON, D.C.Today, Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) questioned Facebook, Inc.’s founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing examining the company’s privacy policies and use of consumer data.

The hearing examined the harvesting of personal information without the individuals' notice or consent and Facebook's policies at the time Facebook was launched in 2004, now and in the future regarding both Facebook's use of user information and third-party access to user information. It explored broader questions about transparency, ways the company works to ensure a safe online environment, and how Facebook can better protect its users and provide them with easy access to the controls needed in order to remain in command of their online experience.

To watch Brooks’ questions, click here.

Brooks’ questions focused on ways social media platforms, especially Facebook, have been utilized by terrorist organizations to radicalize and recruit individuals to join terrorist groups. Brooks encouraged Facebook to further investigate the ways terrorist organizations are utilizing communication mechanisms, such as Facebook Messenger or What’s App, to further terrorist propaganda and recruitment efforts.

For more information on today’s Energy and Commerce hearing, including a background memo and Mr. Zuckerberg’s opening statement, click here.