How To Prep Before Grilling The Most Powerful Person On The Internet (HBO)

Published on Apr 12, 2018
Rep. Greg Walden, the chairman of the House committee that grilled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, told VICE News it may be time for other tech CEOs to come before his committee to outline their own data privacy practices.
“This is not just a Facebook issue,” he said in an interview, noting that other internet companies scrape and sell access to consumers’ data just like Facebook.
Walden, an Oregon Republican, said he’d like to know from companies like Amazon or Google, “what are their protections, what are their user agreements? What should we know about their activities? What can they better regulate themselves, so we don't have to over-regulate here?”
Walden chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where Zuckerberg answered five hours worth of questions from members Thursday on everything ranging from its data sharing practices to its efforts to crack down on foreign election medddling. It was the Facebook CEO’s second round of questioning on the Hill, after he testified in front of a Senate panel on Tuesday - part of an apology tour on Capitol Hill meant to reassure lawmakers in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.
Walden - an Oregon Republican whose district is home to three Facebook data centers - has been cautious on enacting new regulations to prevent similar abuses in the past. After Zuckerberg's testimony, Walden said he was still giving Facebook the benefit of the doubt when it came to implementing reforms to its data policies.
“They've got to show the consumer just us the consumer that they understand their problem, they're going to fix it and we're not going to see another apology tour in six months or two years from now,” he said.
If Facebook fails to do so, Walden added, “there are things in terms of how we can better control our own data I think if they don't fix we can.”
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  • “They've got to show the consumer just us the consumer that they understand their problem, they're going to fix it and we're not going to see another apology tour in six months or two years from now,” he said. Watch next: A Literal Russian Troll Showed Up to Zuckerberg's Senate Hearing -

    • VICE News he's not the most powerful person on the Internet.

    • It's not his fault though. They should be trying to arrest the ones who stole the information.

    • Thanks 4 the video VICE !

    • new world order right vice (;


  • Today, Aug. 6, 2018, Facebook, US-tv, and Apple acted in concert to shut down important conservative commentary. They all announced they were censoring Alex Jones and others, claiming their "hate speech" was in violation of "community standards." These companies are actively, directly stifling conservative opinion on their platforms, all in clear violation of First Amendment guarantees to Free Speech. I SINCERELY hope Congress recognizes the immediate threat and present danger to our nation by these Orwellian actions. Facebook, US-tv, and Apples should be broken up for the monopolies they are.

  • Z U C K

  • These old clueless morons in Congress got outsmarted easily as possible by Zuckerberg. This "prep" turned out to be worthless. They should have just had their interns and younger staff members be the ones asking these questions but that would not be good for their egos.

  • The problem is.... Congress doesn’t understand how Facebook works.... they need somebody to explain it to them...

  • Their préparation was abysmal, they had informations on the specific subject but none on the Platform nor its fonctionnement

  • Nosey greedy bastard.

  • the question vice and everyone should be asking Mark is whether or not Zuckerberg trusts the people that use his platform. The answer is no. With Palantir's Peter Thiel would tell you, both he and Zuckerberg will not trust anyone and exploit everyone for capital.

  • Do any politicians understand the internet?

  • melissa hella thickkkk

  • LMFAO. When the United States Government tries to go after Facebook for their "user data problem". Ohhhhh that gets me every time. I mean really. The government who not to fucking long ago had their main National Security Agency exposed as having quintuple the amount of infractions against its own citizens. Hahahaha what a joke.

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  • Isn't this the same propaganda the other 4 mainstream media corporations are pushing? Just neatly packaged for us younger folks. Showing people actually talking without a script doesn't make the script congress and Zuck recited to eachother not bullshit.

  • Been connected to internet since 1993, this slime has no power over me. He only has power over fools, what does that make him?

  • lol, "do you trust him to be up front with you guys"... yeah right cause he's under oath and obligated to tell the truth

  • 1:04 look at those legs

  • Lol Mark zuccerberg and the government talking about people's privacy when they already both have our privacy lol

  • If Mark has all this power, its because every one of us gave it to him. If you don't trust facebook, don't use it. Facebook needs to stop cyber bulling and offensive material but if you give your personal information, you gave it of your own free will!!


  • Doesn't Google do the same thing?

  • So I'm guessing from the headline you guys don't like pope either

  • Pornhub dose the same thing. Every look up some shit and then revisit the site on your front page is showing what your interested in

  • "most powerful person on the internet." Clearly thats anon and his weaponized autism. The most powerful person on the internet, does it for the lulz.

  • Mark give me the ZUCC

  • Several of these men and women of congress had next to no clue about what they were asking the Zucc. This was a mistake, experts of the field should have been present in place. The Zucc will remember this weakness. Robots cannot forget. Facebook deletes nothing.

  • Vice's hottest jurnalist.

  • It was good to hear from some Congressional House members - the House normally doesnt get any media coverage!

  • I guess when your net worth is 51 billion dollars, you feel pretty bullet proof

  • and they still couldn't break him

  • How did you determine that Zuck is the most powerful man on the Internet? It seems like Bezos would be much bigger and more powerful... ???

  • If only congress acted this way towards tax cheats and government conflicts of interests


  • wow, that preparation wasn't decent at all. terrible. no wonder the questioning generally was weaker than expected.

  • I stop using it years ago. Saw he's movie he just fucks others .. he's negative to humanity .. this social revolution digtel was just aboused .. he sees numbers not humans. He's for money and controlling. Kill him he's a national threat . rewrite a f.b by the people not a money power person that have lead the country for there interest . He's a danger to usa and humanity .

  • What a title!

  • I legit thought this was an SNL skit, even when it wasn't funny at any point.

  • "Trust him" to make WHAT changes? Anyone who thinks it is possible to police the internet is an authoritarian THUG!

  • He won't be very powerful to much longer

  • Funny how the senators and congress elect really know shit and do nothing and essentially their staff feed them info and talking points. They’re essentially just suits.

  • Zuckerberg, instead of you spending money on your bodyguard spend more on Facebook security.

  • I love to see Vice on the trending page instead of those how to make up videos.

  • Step 1: learn how to use the internet Step 2: ask how the internet works

  • #FuckZuck

  • Not surprised I got an unskippable Facebook ad before the video lmao. Zucc is scanning the internet to prevent the reveal of his true identity.

  • Did anyone else hear at the very beginning of the video,"I need tacos." XD

  • No man is powerful; some only have the illusion of power. Don't allow your apparent weaknesses to fool you.

  • What a bunch of crap

  • isnt bill gates the most powerful

  • All that time to prepare and all that staff helping them and they still asked some monkey ass questions. Congress ladies and gentlemen.

  • So this guy is asking his aide what questions he should ask... GREAT


  • They know there corrupt system is falling’ they would love indoctrinated youth’ like the ones they had march on DC to strip the 2nd amendment, but there back up plan is provoking racial tension to cause destruction so they can’t strip rights under guise of protection’ it’s a lie, please pass on, they don’t want to give up there evil destructive ways’ look for your selves..? Get ready for USSA.. Why our Nation is going to shit’ the repeal of the anti-Government propaganda’ Smyth and Mont act of 1948’ in 1212 U.S. Repeals Propaganda Ban, Spreads Government-Made News to Americans..


  • ZUCC 2020!

  • They prepared?

  • Kys

  • I thought the yodeling Walmart kid was the most powerful person on the internet

  • There are Terms and Conditions for everything you sign up for. Read them.

  • I thought it was Zuckerberg prepping :/

  • I got a little too excited after Mrs. Lawyer said, "effectuate."

  • Just delete your FB account. Don't look back.

  • White Collar Crime At It's finest Congressman Reporting and analysis All are

  • There are no Customers Who have legally Purchased Anything Everyone of You are Liars I am Gerald Justin Walls The United States Government Should Honor the truth

  • "Most powerful man in the internet" Lol. Nice try.

  • *Z U C C*

  • "We have to be careful that no one grandstands here..." the US Senate, that'll work!

  • The real big one is Google. The amount of data they collect on the users surmounts facebook by heaps. They are who we should really be afraid of/talking to.

  • My mom she say yea right

  • They prepared?! It seems like they just started pulling questions out of their asses because they dont have even a basic understanding of internet usage.

  • does Walden have some stock in Facebook?? just listen to him..yikes!!

  • He a L-I-Z-A-R-D

  • Vice sometimes makes great videos like this, but they really need to fire the people who make clickbait buzzfeed style journalism, they used to be pretty well respected for content like this but their image has become so fucked up in the past 4 or 5 years.

  • People need to remember that this isn’t just about facebook’s security, this is also about the fact that Cambridge analytica’s illegally obtained information was used by Trump’s campaign and by Russians to put Trump in power, whether they did this independently from each other or in a coordinated effort.

  • Lol all these niggas still have blackberry's an the one who did have an iPhone had facebook an Zuckerberg heard the question line up

  • what prep?

  • i thought it was pepe :/

  • Everybody does this, it's just that facebook got caught

  • prep by spreading some butter before grilling

  • They obviously did a terrible job at "grilliing" the zucc

  • Hes There boss but they doing this to lock down the Web US-tv

  • The title is a bit exaggerated, but close! Very interesting, eye-opening (for some)!

  • aww look more bullshit from vice

  • mark zuc is bad for the world. someone get rid of him.

  • We just make memes out of him and laugh then unaknowledge the problem. Then move on like it doesn't matter.

  • Lets have a vegan bbq!

  • I swear if you ripped this guy's face off you would see a life in those eyes...creepy shit.

  • *Those legs and calves made my organ go crazy. Lol*

  • It’s like explaining to your grandparents how the internet and modern tech business works lmao

  • We need smarter and more educated politicians AROUND the world. In the US, Europe, India, the Middle East, Canada, EVERYWHERE.

  • 3:53 - senator, congress did no punishing in 2 days of questioning; they did however manage to reinforce the narrative that they are a bunch of out of touch senior citizens.


  • can’t fucc the zucc

  • Buy frsh instead zuckerburgs power gained through obession will be lost to papa Murphy's

  • Is funny seeing the adults trying to figure this out.

  • “Grilling”

  • Grilled Lizard?.. Yum.?

  • This is why NOT to use FB, or even have an account.

  • Yeah the most powerful person on the internet, was also the first person according to the movie to also post about a date he didn't like which makes him small mined, be blessed be life enjoy life 😊🤘🤙

  • How does one outsmart a cyborg? We’re all Zuck’d.