Rep. Jeff Duncan Questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) questioned Facebook, Inc. CEO, Mark Zuckerberg in the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing entitled “Facebook: Transparency and Use of Consumer Data.”
“I asked my constituents on Facebook last week what they wanted me to question Mark Zuckerberg on during the hearing, and the answer was overwhelmingly about Christian and conservative content being blocked or suppressed on Facebook’s platform. I, too, have been following these reports and find them extremely troubling. I emphasized to Mr. Zuckerberg how I believe implementing the First Amendment into company policies would be a good start in allowing a more open platform where ideas of all viewpoints can be expressed without suppression.
“Facebook is an extremely valuable tool for me to interact with constituents each and every day, and I will continue to use the platform to facilitate conversations with folks around my district. I want to thank Mr. Zuckerberg for his patience in answering the committee’s questions and for also accepting the pocket Constitution that I gave him after the hearing.”