Out of Touch Senators Mocked For Questions in Zuckerberg’s Facebook Hearing: ‘What is a Computer’


33-year-old tech billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, founder of a social media platform that has more users than the population of any country in the world, walked into his Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday.

In it, he’s faced a grilling from a series of senators, thus far the youngest being Sen. John Thune, 57, and oldest Sens. Orrin Hatch, Diane Feinstein and Chuck Grassley, all tied at 84 years old.

And it showed. During the committee hearing discussing Facebook’s role in the Cambridge Analytica data breach, Twitter users bemoaned how poorly senators seemed to understand social media, the Internet, and its intricacies.

Iowa Senator and Chair of the Judiciary Committee Grassley has never been hip to the jive on the Internet, as evidenced by a couple of his tweets:

But he was not the only offender, and people were quick to point out that the hearing sounded like Zuckerberg was a teenager trying to help his grandparents work their Netscape email.

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