Mark Zuckerberg's Hearing at the Congress Live Stream (

5 years ago from T. F., UI Designer

  • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, 5 years ago

    I'm happy we are finally having a serious conversation about this stuff, I do wish it didn't come with so many assumptions that the people behind tech companies are purely evil, greedy, malicious, and without redeeming qualities.

    I have my criticisms of the tech super-elite like Zuckerberg or Musk, but I do not think they are evil people. I think in many cases they were naive and shortsighted, but I think many of their critics would have made similar mistakes in their shoes.

    3 points
    • Clarissa H., 5 years ago

      I agree with you to an extent. I don't think Zuckerberg is 'evil' and actively wants to cause harm to anyone. however, being "naive and shortsighted" is not an acceptable excuse. I'm not writing off Zuck/Facebook forever, but they have a lot of work to do to win my trust back.

      2 points
      • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, 5 years ago

        I mean is anything an acceptable excuse at this level?

        I just find it sad that people will take his stupidity from when he was 20 and apply it to who he is as a person now. I'm sure many of those same people are embarrassed by things they did in college as well and wouldn't want it to represent who they are today.

        That being said I would never have made a rating system for women at my school, but I also know perfectly decent people today who were much more blatantly misogynistic in college but grew into kinder and more empathetic people as they aged.

        It would probably do Zuckerberg a world of PR good if he actually acknowledged those past mistakes.

        2 points
    • Account deleted 5 years ago

      Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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