Within Facebook, a Sense of Relief Over the Zuckerberg Hearings


There's a certain displeasure reserved for hearing those who know less than you about a certain thing, trying to hold someone to account on it. The Zuckerberg hearings were this and then some. Much of it was a waste of time curtailed by the process of the time limit on questioning reserved for each representative. Zuckerberg's most interesting answers will hopefully come about 'offline', after 43 of the most scrutinising points were to be followed up on.

The performance was enough to turn the markets, and based on the internal Facebook sources here, it was certainly enough to build morale in Menlo Park. As TechCrunch wrote before the hearing, the real danger to Facebook is their talent jumping ship: who in Silicon Valley wants to be building a weapon.


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