Barr questions Zuckerberg on Capitol Hill

Posted at 9:39 AM, Oct 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-25 09:39:04-04

LEXINGTON, KY. (LEX 18)- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was questioned by the House Financial Service Committee on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.

The hearing was supposed to be about Facebook's attempt at creating cryptocurrency, but it turned into a six-hour hearing about Facebook’s political advertisement policy.

Facebook said it doesn’t fact-check any political ads but relies on third-party fact checkers.

U.S. Representative Andy Barr from Kentucky participated in the hearing.

"Will you commit that Facebook will not censor any political ad placed on your platform or in support of President Donald Trump?” said Barr. "We believe that people should be able to see for themselves what politicians are saying."

Andy Barr accused the Democrats of “bullying” Facebook to be the primary fact checker.