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'Perhaps you believe you are above the
law?': Mark Zuckerberg smirks as he is
roasted by Maxine Waters in DC hearing
for his Libra digital currency plan and
Facebook's record on privacy and freedom*

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Posted By: Ribicon, 10/23/2019 3:24:11 PM

Mark Zuckerberg was in the congressional hot seat on Wednesday as he faced questions from lawmakers about his company's practices, how he attempts to combat false and inflammatory information on Facebook's platform, and what the social media giant will do to fight election interference in the 2020 contest. Democratic Chairwoman Maxine Waters, who has been critical of Facebook's diversity practices and its plan for a digital currency, set the tone for the multi-hour event, lighting into Zuckerberg. She accused the billionaire CEO of thinking he was above the law and issued a threat to break up his company.

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Maxine Waters objects to the lack of diversity in the company "Zuckleberg" with the Boy Caesar haircut heads up. It would be unpatriotic to suggest that James Comey could just as easily be the company figurehead, given the real purpose of Facebook (and Google, for that matter).

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 10/23/2019 3:29:01 PM (No. 215585)
Is Maxine setting the terms for her shakedown?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Boston Federalist 10/23/2019 3:38:31 PM (No. 215603)
Ok, Mark- and all you successful tech and corporate people who have been trying to suck up to these lunatics for years- which side are you on? It's time to decide, Mark, it's one or the other. Which side are you on?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bgarrett 10/23/2019 3:38:45 PM (No. 215604)
Zuckerberg knows things about Maxine Waters that you would not believe
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Reply 4 - Posted by: qr4j 10/23/2019 3:54:52 PM (No. 215619)
Maxine Waters is the reincarnation of Aunt Esther on "Sanford & Son." Aunt Esther was nicer though. And much brighter.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: volksford 10/23/2019 4:01:33 PM (No. 215628)
Funny you should mention that # 3 , I know a few things about Maxine myself. My brother in law Harry is the Orkin technician that fumigates her wigs ( yearly contract).
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Starboard_side 10/23/2019 4:13:18 PM (No. 215642)
Did Maxine Waters just try to intimidate this CEO, and threaten him? Is she asking he do something else, and would this not be a quid pro quo? Want to bet one of her relatives is suddenly on some board, or hired by FB with a large six-figure salary?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: TJM 10/23/2019 4:37:58 PM (No. 215666)
Maxine and Zuckerberg have something in common then
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Reply 8 - Posted by: JL80863 10/23/2019 4:40:19 PM (No. 215668)
Obscene Maxine questions some one about being above the law? I'm shocked she didn't turn to stone.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 10/23/2019 4:44:14 PM (No. 215674)
If there is anyone--- anyone--- who thinks he/she is above the law, it would be Rep. Maxine "Wigs" Waters (D., Planet of the Apes). Not unusual for Dems to accuse their opposition of doing exactly what they are doing. How does Wigs afford that mansion in Hancock Park on her congressional salary?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Strike3 10/23/2019 4:54:48 PM (No. 215680)
Not to imply that Zuckerberg has any scruples or an ounce of honesty but Maxine is accusing him of what she has believed about herself since getting into Congress. It's like one criminal nodding to another on the street.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: ginadee 10/23/2019 5:05:09 PM (No. 215689)
Give Maxine a bit of power and she goes nutso. What's with you Maxine? What are you up to?????
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Reply 12 - Posted by: gramma b 10/23/2019 6:10:00 PM (No. 215755)
Sorry Maxine Affirmative action programmers don't work out so well. It's one of those fields where people actually have to know what they are doing.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: mizzmac 10/23/2019 10:55:07 PM (No. 215900)
Are you kidding? Of course he's above the law, and he knows it. He's kissed all the right Democrat **tts. Maxine's outrage is all for show. She'll stand for all the Facebook "unwoke-ness" in the world if Zuck will help her get re-elected. And of course, he will.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 10/24/2019 4:21:42 AM (No. 215994)
Praise the lawd. At least MadMax is giving the President a break today while she picks on the Jewish guy.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Smart11344 10/24/2019 2:49:20 PM (No. 216520)
I've always wanted to wipe that smirk off his face.
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