Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently endured two days of grilling before Congress about how the company handles user information. Zuckerberg faced nearly 600 questions from 100 lawmakers in the House and Senate. The questions were tough to answer, but Zuckerberg being smart used the phrase 'sorry' way too many times during the interrogation.
Now, a new report is emerging from The Verge in which it is stated that Facebook has donated money to different campaign contributions and that included the 100 lawmakers who grilled him just like a cheese sandwich. Let us know more about campaign contributions and from when Facebook has been donating the money.
The donation thing is not new for different technological companies. According to reports, Amazon has also spent nearly $4 million in campaign contributions in the last 20 years. On the other hand, Alphabet Inc. is known to spend more than Facebook.
According to the reports, since 2014, Facebook has donated $641,685 to the Congress members that grilled him on the privacy of the users.
The reports also suggest that Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Kamala Harris, and Rep. Anna Eshoo received the maximum money $44,025, $30,990 and $39,800 respectively among the lawmakers who questioned Zuckerberg.
The amount of money certainly didn't impact the questions that were sent on Mark's way, but it cleared a point that lawmakers were more concerned about users' information than the money.
Despite the grilling and tough questions, Zuckerberg was rock steady on many points. It was also revealed by the Wall Street that Mark earned $3 billion during the ten hours of testimony in front of the Congress in Washington.
Finally, Zuckerberg comes out victorious.