96 thoughts on “Senator Asks How Facebook Remains Free, Mark Zuckerberg Smirks: ‘We Run Ads’ | NBC News

  1. What this senator reviled here is that even if he has “ investigated “ and questioned Facebook for 12-14 years he has absolutely no clue about how Facebook works and is clearly not familiar with the simplest facts not even how to use the product in the most basic ways . That’s why these congressional hearings are pretty much a total waste of money and time . That does NOT rule out that Facebook knew about illegal activities but it certainly helps them if they can produce evidence that the branch asking for this hearing is incompetent. Facebook faces very serious challenges in Europe and the EU will come prepared and will ask for an extradition if necessary . So far this hearing went very very well for Facebook since they showed up prepared in stark contrast to Congress who over and over displays unspeakable incompetence

  2. NBC News, your headline is highly misleading. I know for a fact that you edited this down. Before these rhetorical questions were asked, Hatch made a fairly detailed statement outlining the drawbacks from having a free service that leverages user data to generate revenue via ads. By editing this down and providing a catchy, repeatable headline, you're misinforming people in an effort to marginalize the thoughtful rhetoric of senator hatch. Your constant push of misinformation supports a corrupt agenda. You are fake news, and you are evil.

  3. They also sell user data and allow advertisers to target specific groups of people for money but that's besides the point.

  4. Everyone here commenting on the senators incompetence clearly doesnt understand how an investigation/interrogation works. Its a strong tactic to make the defendant mention a key part of the investigation first, in this case the fact that facebook runs ads, rather than the senator bringing it up himself. It puts the defendant on the back foot and foreshadows the next series of questions. It puts pressure on him and makes him feel as though he is revealing potentially incriminating evidence. The fact that the senetor smirks shows that he knows what he is doing and you can even see Zuckerbergs face drop right at the end as he suddenly wonders if he has said something wrong.

  5. …..Yeah….ads that you use to gather user data you sell without user permission and or knowledge. Ask Zuck what FB jail is…..

  6. Next question will be: So Mr Zuckerberg how come you have so much information about so many people? And Mark be like: Because people put it on my website voluntarily

  7. This so called "old" senator has most of you fooled. He was trying to point out to everyone that because it was a free service people had to be paying for it someway. Of course it is targeted ADS!

  8. That Orrin Hatch , the way he asks questions is like he wants to be buddies and talk a little business before dinner.
    This is the most incompetent Congress!!! How do they know how to examine an issue …they didn't with Zuckerburg.

  9. I get the privacy issues. But what's wrong about ads? He's fine when it's in a magazine or TV commercial but not on a web page?

  10. Senator…..we run ads (and we sell your data to third party data companies and we sell API access to our platform from other third party companies)

  11. The Facebook app will mine your phone for:
    Device & app history
    retrieve running apps
    Identity
    find accounts on the device
    add or remove accounts
    read your own contact card
    Calendar
    read calendar events plus confidential information
    add or modify calendar events and send email to guests without owners' knowledge
    Contacts
    read your contacts
    modify your contacts
    Location
    approximate location (network-based)
    precise location (GPS and network-based)
    SMS
    read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
    Phone
    read phone status and identity
    Photos / Media / Files
    read the contents of your USB storage
    modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
    Storage
    Camera
    take pictures and videos
    Microphone
    record audio
    Wi-Fi connection information
    view Wi-Fi connections
    Device ID & call information
    Identity
    Contacts
    Phone
    directly call phone numbers
    read call log
    write call log
    Location
    precise location (GPS and network-based)
    Identity
    Photos / Media / Files
    Storage
    Other
    download files without notification
    receive data from Internet
    adjust your wallpaper size
    view network connections
    create accounts and set passwords
    read battery statistics
    pair with Bluetooth devices
    access Bluetooth settings
    send sticky broadcast
    change network connectivity
    connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
    full network access
    change your audio settings
    read sync settings
    run at startup
    draw over other apps
    control vibration
    prevent device from sleeping
    modify system settings
    toggle sync on and off
    install shortcuts
    read Google service configuration
    expand/collapse status bar
    reorder running apps
    set wallpaper
    reorder running apps

  12. We need more tech and science savvy members in our government. Our policies and ethics fall far behind the rate that technology is advancing, and the video clearly shows that. Mr. Zuckerberg earned 3 billion dollars just by saying "Senator, we run ads", while perfectly maintaining his image of accountability. As if the guy is not already super intelligent, the people who should be asking tough questions and holding him and his company accountable hardly gave him a challenge.

  13. A lot of people didn’t pick up in this. Orrin Hatch WAS ASKING A RHETORICAL QUESTION that was meant to be sarcastic.

    Hatch was throwing shade at the rest of Congress. That was a beautiful moment where he and Zuckerberg shared a common moment. Basically Hatch was satirizing the people who didn’t know what they were talking about when they referred to Facebook’s business model. Very clever on Hatch’s end! He knows how Facebook sustains finances but used that irony to point out that the whole hearing was kind of pointless because the rest of the senators don’t know squat.

    MAYBE if this f*cking news channel didn’t cut out the preceding questions to this clip everybody would see Hatch’s clever wit. It saddens me to think people thought Hatch was asking a literal question.

    NATURALLY, NBC cut the video to change the story or was too stupid to pick up on Hatch’s joke.

  14. This may be the most dishonest misleading cut video I've seen. The only thing more disturbing is the amount of idiots that fell for it. Fools. Look up the clip on c span. Dummies

  15. Not a fan of the Zucc or his political leanings, but this all seems like a show to scapegoat him and "solve" the problem of privacy loss on social media. The worst part about this video is the typical boomer who has no idea what he's talking about and thinks his "gotcha" question was slick.

  16. You do realize Orin Hatch was asking this question rhetorically, don't you?

    When you make fun of someone because the joke flew over your head.

  17. I FEEL UNEASY TALKING TO PEOPLE THAT LOOKS LIKE MARK HERE. HE'S LIKE THAT MASS EFFECT ANDROMEDA GAME CHARACTERS. WIDE OPEN EYES LOL

  18. It's impressive how a person in such important position doesn't know how free apps or services can generate money and be profitable

  19. Mark what about the false likes contents on payed pages and false user accounts which brings popularity on facebook platform
    We pay false accounts and robotic users or true humans ?????
    How he has maded that money fortunes if Facebook was free ???
    What adds are available on the Facebook platforms ?
    What about when a page is created he needs money to public the page and if the page is not payed will remains unknown to public.

  20. @NBC News
    My question for you would be why did you take this out of context and made the senator look stupid, when it is clear it was just a rhetorical question. Clickbait much?

    Full context:
    https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4726758/conversation-mark-zuckeberg-senator-orring-hatch-senator-run-ads

  21. lol this shows that the average citizen knows more about technology that the lawmakers who should have a decent knowledge about the subject in order to put laws into practice. Politicians are unarmed to create laws to protect their citizens while leaving enough room for technology companies to grow because of their lack of knowledge. ( they probably think that a DDOS attack is a nuclear bomb and that an algorithm is a fish)

  22. 0:38. Yeah.. You run and allow SCAM ADS. They are everywhere. Facebook doesnt bother if their advertisements were scams as long as they earn money..

  23. Dinosaur Hatch is out of touch with reality.How does he think any online companies like Facebook have made their money ?Go to Senator Hatch's official YouTube page and he has disabled the comment section on all of his videos, why ?Because he does not want viewers of his videos to give a honest opinion about him.So much for his claiming to be patriotic.

  24. So many naive people on the comment section. Of course the senator knew facebook earned profits off of ads. He just simply wanted to highlight that fact to continue with his argument. Jesus Christ people are stupid.

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  26. That question was so stupid you can almost hear the memes flash in Zuck's brain at 0:36
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  27. This guy is on the Senate Republican High Tech Task Force since 2010 and doesn't understand how Facebook makes money

  28. This guy was the chair of the senate republican high tech committee… This is the same guy who determined that the country did not have enough IT people and we needed to import H1Bs from India…He ruined the US IT job market by flooding it with cheap labor and enabling outsourcing to India.

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