Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been in the hot seat this week as he spoke about the Cambridge Analytica scandal and data misuse in a two-day Congressional hearing. The issue sparked when the social media giant admitted that 87 million users have had their personal information misused in a political ad targeting.
While it’s a serious matter, some people took to Twitter their witty jokes and memes. We’ve rounded up some of the best tweets here:
1: This satire:
Senator Orrin Hatch to Mark Zuckerberg: “So it’s not a real book?”— Ryan A. Mick (@micktorious) April 10, 2018
2: When the Farmville craze isn’t over:
ZUCKERBERG: im ready to answer any questions u might have about facebook— Bob Vulfov (@bobvulfov) April 10, 2018
84-YEAR-OLD SENATOR: excellent. mr zuckerberg my farmville farm needs more pigs but i cannot figure out where to purchase them
3: Mom’s haircut
I appreciate that zuck has eight gazillion dollars and still looks like he got his hair cut by his mom pic.twitter.com/DRS8HOO5WD— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) April 10, 2018
4: *drinks water*
5: Wait, what?
Lt. Commander Zuck in court after his plan to study humans in greater detail backfires pic.twitter.com/AqWgzRxBM4— Visualographyco (@visualographyco) April 11, 2018
6: And this edit too:
“You don’t think you have a monopoly?” pic.twitter.com/cClSXSoauc— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) April 10, 2018
7: Possibly the sequel to The Social Network?
The Social Network 2 (2018) pic.twitter.com/GLFBd4V4BG— quinta b. (@quintabrunson) April 10, 2018
8: Also a pitch for its title:
The Social Network 2: This time it’s personal (data)— Mollie Goodfellow (@hansmollman) April 10, 2018
9: When Zuck’s notes were exposed:
Wow, I didn't realize the notes Zuck used to testify were already out there. pic.twitter.com/WEQ4mC5Ju5— Vicki Boykis (@vboykis) April 11, 2018
10: The friend request:
11: There’s also the “Facebook secretly listens to you” conspiracy:
how did facebook know my white male offspring who lives in a large american city and has a high-paying job would be interested in suits— ᵗᶜ (@chillmage) April 11, 2018
WHO IS WIRETAPPING US
12: The floppy disk:
“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
13: This question:
Who will be the first senator to ask Zuckerberg why their grandson won't accept their friend request?— andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) April 10, 2018
14: And someone noticing Zuck's technique:
I like the way zuck stalls for time by saying "I just want to make sure the question is correct. can you repeat it?" because i used to do competitive spelling and that's a classic spelling technique— watergate speedrun (@surfbordt) April 10, 2018
15: When the Memories feature can remind you of unpleasant experiences:
If you’re feeling down, remember that in exactly 4 years Mark Zuckerberg is going to get one of those “Hey check out this awesome memory!” Facebook posts and it’s going to show 15 photos of him looking sweaty and miserable while being shouted at by Chuck Grassley— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) April 10, 2018
16: When a user made a rundown of all the events:
Facebook gets caught in politically charged data abuse PR disaster— Benny (@bennyjohnson) April 10, 2018
CONGRESS: “Send Zuck to us - we shall get to the bottom of this for the American people.”
SENATOR TO ZUCKERBERG: “Mr. Zuckercorn, when did you invent the Spacebook? Do u pay for it with chocolate? I like birds.”
17: *cue awkward silence*
"You're not allowed to have a fake account on Facebook."— Jane Lytvynenko 🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️ (@JaneLytv) April 10, 2018
Zuck, my friend, I have some bad news.
18: Sean Evans’ newest guest on First We Feast:
"It's the Senate hearing with hot questions and even hotter wings" pic.twitter.com/oEDnihikH0— Sean Evans (@seanseaevans) April 11, 2018
19: Losing the social media war has its upsides too:
tfw you aren't being grilled by the Senate Judiciary Committee pic.twitter.com/0gbOmDtJq8— Jeffrey Young (@JeffYoung) April 10, 2018
20: And finally, when Jim Carrey decided to join in:
Congress gets a visit from planet Zuckerberg. “I shall prevent any further election meddling by destroying the Earth with my Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator App! The sudden drop in Facebook’s stock has made me angry! VERY ANGRY INDEED!!!” pic.twitter.com/qwCpJoUqnS— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) April 11, 2018
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