The Memes About Mark Zuckerberg's Congressional Hearing Are Truly Savage
12 April 2018, 15:48
The internet thinks Mark Zuckerberg is a robot and now we can't unsee it.
Mark Zuckerberg has been the subject of intense US Congressional hearings following a data breach scandal that has plagued Facebook for weeks.
Political research firm Cambridge Analytica's dubious method of collecting user data via the social media giant has thrust Zuckerberg directly into the spotlight.
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Zuckerberg has had to sit for long and arduous sessions where members of Congress directly questioned him about Facebook's current policies, as well as potential regulations to address fresh concerns about the site's influence.
While this is actually a very serious matter, you know it wouldn't be an internet event if the memes didn't arrive hot and ready for your consumption.
Yes, we too admire the internet's ability to turn a CONGRESSIONAL HEARING into a full-blown meme festival.
Many people thought there was something a little...robotic about the Facebook CEO.
When you’re waiting for Mark Zuckerberg to reboot pic.twitter.com/7NTOm9xyig— Mark Zuckerberg Memes (@ZuckerbergMemes) April 12, 2018
And it didn't escape the internet's notice that the whole thing was basically grandparents asking for tech advice.
Mark Zuckerberg finally experiences what Facebook users have endured for years; being asked repeatedly about how it works by old people.— Have I Got News For You (@haveigotnews) April 11, 2018
Almost feel bad for Zuckerberg. There’s no way he left that room full of old people without having to set up their wifi.— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) April 11, 2018
Senator Hatch: How is Facebook free, Mark?????????— Gizmodo (@Gizmodo) April 10, 2018
Zuckerberg: ………do you know about ads? pic.twitter.com/5ZY19N2J80
make zuckerberg testify in front of high school students on reddit. they will ask the right questions.— Open Mike Eagle (@Mike_Eagle) April 11, 2018
“Mr. Zuckerberg, a magazine i recently opened came with a floppy disk offering me 30 free hours of something called America On-Line. Is that the same as Facebook?” pic.twitter.com/U7pqpUhEhQ— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) April 10, 2018
It was only a matter of time, really.
The hearing inspired some very...specific viewing experiences.
watching the zuckerberg livestream while listening to the social network soundtrack pic.twitter.com/nzXXzPgujv— jake rasmussen (@jakeras) April 10, 2018
And, of course, people wondered what the Winklevoss twins were thinking right about now.
and now we cut to a live look at the Winklevoss twins pic.twitter.com/2jRrso5zZE— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) April 10, 2018
The Winklevoss twins rn: pic.twitter.com/8lgmteDSdy— Ana Breton (@missbreton) April 10, 2018
That face when you just wanted a faster way to rank girls by looks and ended up installing a fascist government in the most powerful country on earth pic.twitter.com/VEaQjz9Z6s— Zack Bornstein (@ZackBornstein) April 10, 2018
If this ain't you...
me when I realize my actions have a consequence pic.twitter.com/kNx4rL2uGl— Amber Discko (@amberdiscko) April 10, 2018
Imagine getting dunked on by a picture service.
The Congressional hearings into Facebook have yielded some...interesting revelations. Most notably, the internet realised en mass that Mark Zuckerberg is meme-able AF.