Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took a shot at US lawmakers, the day after testifying in front of Congress
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- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took a jab at US lawmakers one day after giving six hours of testimony before the House Committee on Financial Services.
- "I'm just coming from [Washington,] DC, so its good to be somewhere where people are creating things," Zuckerberg said as he welcomed the audience at the company's Instagram Next conference in New York.
- The billionaire CEO had appeared in Congress to discuss Facebook's involvement in the cryptocurrency Libra, but much of the discussion was focused on Facebook's ongoing issues with misinformation, privacy, and discrimination on the platform.
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Just one day after offering six hours of grueling testimony on Capitol Hill, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg joked about the experience in front of a friendlier audience."I'm just coming from [Washington] D.C., so it's good to be somewhere where people are creating things," Zuckerberg said with a smile as he welcomed the crowd to Facebook's Instagram Next conference in New York City on Thursday.
While Zuckerberg said Facebook is committed to holding its plans for a digital currency until US regulators approve it, that apparently didn't stop him from taking that parting shot at lawmakers during the Instagram Next conference. That conference, closed to the public, saw Zuckerberg deliver brief opening remarks to an audience of Instagram influencers and members of the media.
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