Mark Zuckerberg: Give me another chance

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Mark Zuckerberg: Give me another chance

Zuckerberg told reporters on a conference call that he accepted responsibility for the hacking of private user data and other abuses, but when asked if he remained the best person to lead Facebook, he replied 'yes'

"Give me another chance," he told reporters during the conference call when asked if he is still the best person to lead the company

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 Tuesday’s Senate hearing contained tough questions, the lawmakers were generally deferential to the executive. That was less the case in the House, where lawmakers repeatedly interrupted Mr. Zuckerberg and chided him for not answering questions to their satisfaction.

On Wednesday, Mr. Zuckerberg was asked to agree to privacy legislation that requires permission for data collection. Mr. Zuckerberg demurred and did not express support for any specific legislative proposal.


Zuckerberg said the scandal has not much dented into its business.

"I don't think there's been any meaningful impact that we've observed. But, look, it's not good... It still speaks to people feeling like this was a massive breach of trust and that we have a lot of work to do to repair that," he said, seeking to downplay the crisis that followed the data breach.

Responding to a question, Zuckerberg said it will take years for Facebook to fix the problem.


This a huge mistake. It's my mistake," Mark Zuckerberg said, taking the blame for the massive data breach.

"Yes. People make mistakes and learn along the way. I'm the first to admit we didn't take a broad enough view of what our responsibilities are... What people should hold us accountable for is learning from the mistakes," he said.

He said he was unaware of the board asking him to step down against the backdrop of the data breach scandal.

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