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Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee joint hearing about Facebook on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 10, 2018.

"There's a very common misconception about Facebook that we sell data to advertisers", Zuckerberg said.

All this was to make a point about users' expectations for a right to privacy, Durbin said.

Zuckerberg said one of his "greatest regrets" was that Facebook was "slow in identifying the Russian information operations" during the US presidential campaign in 2016. "We want to make sure we do everything we can to protect the integrity of those elections". Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat from Florida, in a call for regulation:If Facebook and other online companies will not or can not fix the privacy invasions, then, we are going to have to.

"I understand where that concern is coming from because Facebook and the tech industry are located in Silicon Valley, which is an extremely left-leaning place", Zuckerberg replied.

Here are some of the best memes from the first of two days the CEO will spend testifying.

"It's clear now that we didn't do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm", he said in prepared testimony released before his appearance. "They're going to keep getting better", he said. In his opening statement, he also apologised for his company's involvement in facilitating fake news and Russian interference in the elections.

The shares fell steeply last month after it came to light that millions of users' personal information was harvested from Facebook by Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy that has counted US President Donald Trump's election campaign among its clients.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has acknowledged that most of its 2.2 billion members have probably had their data used without their consent.

"Everyone in the world deserves good privacy protection", Zuckerberg said when asked if the US should adopt the kind of stringent protections embraced by the European Union.

They peppered him with questions about an array of Facebook's lengthy privacy policy and data but didn't always seem to know how to follow up Mr Zuckerberg's talk of algorithms and AI systems. And it was my mistake, and I'm sorry. For most of our existence, we focused on all of the good that connecting people can do.

"This is a serious matter, and I think people expect us to take action", Cornyn told reporters after his speech. Specifically, she asked about internal Facebook conversations in 2015, back when the company first learned that Cambridge Analytica had violated its terms of service to access user information.

Not all senators were convinced by Zuckerberg's assurances, stressing the need for regulation.

But affected Facebook users aren't sure what to do after learning birthdays, hometowns and more personal information, such as private messages, were collected by Cambridge Analytica.

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