Here’s what you need to know
• Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before two Senate committees on Tuesday after years of intense criticism over the social platform’s role in Russia influencing the 2016 presidential election and after up to 87 million users had their personal information exposed to Cambridge Analytica, a political firm used by Trump’s campaign.
• On the surface, Zuckerberg put on a confident performance, with only a few tense exchanges. It was a big deal for the billions of Facebook users around the world, who got to see a tech executive who possesses some of their most personal information answer tough questions.
• “Fake news, foreign interference in elections and hate speech, as well as developers and data privacy — we didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big mistake,” Zuckerberg said. “It was my mistake, and I’m sorry. I started Facebook, I run it, and I’m responsible for what happens here.”