In the past few days, Mark Zuckerberg has been the talk of the town due to Facebook’s involvement in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The social media giant and the political consulting firm are facing major backlash for obtaining data from over 87 million users for the purpose of supplying the said information to politicians who hired them.
Last April 10, Zuckerberg was invited to give his testimony before the United States Congressional Committee. The proceedings were aired on national TV and was likewise posted online. He was called to answer the issues but one of the things that later captured the internet’s attention was his booster chair.
In case you didn’t know, booster chairs are used to give some form of elevation to the user when they are seated. They are usually hidden from the crowd’s view, as it is being covered by a table.
It looks like Zuckerberg dominated Twitter too!
During the hearing’s live broadcast, all eyes were on Mark Zuckerberg. On top of that, hundreds of cameras were taking images and videos from all angles, too. So it didn’t take long before people started noticing his chair.
Mark Zuckerberg in front of the people questioning him…
… and this is what the internet spotted!
The concealing part of the booster chair may not have worked because the photos eventually gave rise to Mark’s Booster Chair memes.
Mark may have needed a "boost".
Even worse, Zuckerberg’s monotonic way of answering likewise garnered him more criticisms. In fact, memes were made for those, too.
Here's one of the hundreds of memes out there on social media right now:
Mark could have been trying to appear professional. However, Netizens noted how stiff and monotonous he sounded, so they compared him to a robot and Data, that android from the Star Trek franchise.
Mark Zuckerberg AKA Data
While Zuckerberg may have had a hard time explaining how the Internet works to the senators, he might be able to forgive the netizens with the memes they brought to the table – no pun intended!
Desperate Parents Beg Money To Save Baby Born With Part Of Brain And Skull Missing
The funds would help the poor baby girl undergo a life-saving surgery.
A 2-month-old baby girl is left fighting for her life, after being born with part of her brain and skull missing. Her parents are so desperate they are begging money for her to undergo a life-saving surgery. Sadly, they are running out of time.
Little Ah Neath’s life depends on her impoverished family, who are doing everything they can to save her. Her father and mother, Srey and Heang, respectively, are desperately gathering funds together. They even decided to sell their properties just to pay for their daughter’s medical care.
Ah is born with a rare condition called anencephaly
Apparently, though, the doctors in Cambodia where Ah and her family came from are unsuccessful in treating her condition. Meanwhile, medics from the South-East Asian country believe that anencephaly is the culprit behind the baby’s suffering....
Mexico Wants Trump To Clarify His Plans of Deploying Troops Along U.S. Border
Militarizing the border would not fare well with the Mexican government.
U.S. President Donald Trump announced that he is planning to deploy troops along the country's southern border. Now Mexico wants a clear word from the Trump adminstration regarding those plans.
"The Mexican government has formally asked for clarification of the president's statements, both through the State Department and the Homeland Security Department," said Mexican Ambassador Gerónimo Gutiérrez in an interview with CNN international.
Mexican Ambassador Gerónimo Gutiérrez had a personal conversation with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
"The important thing is that both countries share the idea of having a secure border. We don't always agree in how to achieve that objective, and I do expect that, in the next few hours, we will get clarification on this issue," Gutiérrez added....
Facebook Urgently Unveils New Tools That Allow Users To Delete Their Data
After being bashed by netizens for leaking private data, Facebook is now doing damage control.
After being bashed by users for the recent data breach controversy (i.e. the Cambridge Analytica scandal), Facebook has responded by revealing new tools that allow people to see and delete their data.
The social media giant has been under fire for collecting sensitive, private information from their users and reports have even confirmed that Facebook’s market value has suffered after shares went down for about 16%.
So now Facebook is doing damage control by introducing new tools.
With the new tools, the site’s terms of service and data policy will be updated. People may now be able to view and delete data being collected about them to prevent information leak....