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Mark Zuckerberg Goes to Bat Against Maxine Waters to Defend Free Speech

Posted on 23 October 2019

Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), tried to rake Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the coals for the way Facebook has decided to handle political ads. Zuckerberg, however, doubled down and went to bat for freedom of speech. The hearing, titled “An Examination of Facebook and Its Impact on the Financial Services and Housing Sectors” as cited by the official Financial Services House Government website had Zuckerberg as the sole witness.