And though the politicians peppered him with dozens of specific questions about Facebook's data-collecting privacies and sought assurances it would be making changes to protect European citizens' information, Zuckerberg remained evasive and repeated his well-worn talking points. Much of the time was taken up with MEPs listing off their questions and concerns, with little time for pushback on Zuckerberg's answers when he was able to deliver them.
In his responses to questions, which spanned just 25 minutes of the brief meeting, Mr. Zuckerberg apologized once more for the Cambridge Analytica controversy and said Facebook had been too slow to recognize Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. "I think it is time to discuss breaking Facebook's monopoly, because it's already too much power in one hand", said Germany's Manfred Weber MEP.
"Will you guarantee that no manipulation from foreign and hostile interference ... on your platform can happen?" asked Bullmann.
On whether or not Facebook is a monopoly, the CEO said that Facebook exists in a competitive space where it is constantly forced to update its services to keep up with competitors. "From where I sit, it feels like there are new competitors coming up every day", he said.
As time ran out, Zuckerberg promised Facebook will respond to each of the lawmakers' questions in writing in the "next few days".
He said: "Since January this year you've changed your modus operandi, you changed your algorithms and it has led directly to a very substantial drop in views and engagements for those that have got right-of-centre opinions". "I think that was the only way because with a written procedure, he can not escape".
Jan Philipp Albrecht, digital policy spokesperson for the Greens in the European Parliament, told DW that Zuckerberg had "lost a lot of credibility", and that "Facebook and other big internet companies realize they can't mess with the EU".
Iran to keep forces in Syria upon Assad's request
But if it completely collapses and the US imposes heavy new sanctions on Iran, prospects for major fallout with Israel are higher. The US military is in much of the east and northeast, which is controlled by Kurdish groups that want autonomy from Damascus .
"He's not obliged to come. He responded to our offer of a meeting", he said. But today, many of those instances were due to close and even personal questioning of the Facebook founder - not from US lawmakers asking how Facebook makes money without charging users, or its stance on Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day. "This wasn't a mandatory hearing".
Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg faced a barrage of questions from European Parliament leaders in a livestreamed meeting on Tuesday.
The 34-year-old CEO spent about 10 hours testifying in front of the US Congress in April.
Chief executive and founder Mark Zuckerberg told a USA congressional panel last month that it "doesn't feel like" Facebook is a monopoly.
In his monologue of a response, Zuckerberg said the company was investing heavily in artificial intelligence tools to help stem bullying, harassment, and fake news. "That was a mistake and I am sorry for it", he said.
The Silicon Valley billionaire managed to dodge numerous questions posed to him during the informal, 90-minute gathering with members of the Parliament's Conference of Presidents in Brussels. The hearing was originally planned to take place behind closed doors with a select number of MEPs.
"Yes, regulation was important but not so that it might stifle individual creativity; competition wasn't an issue because, as a communications tool, there were multiple communication tools out there; "we always pay our taxes", he said, and he reminded them that Facebook is a major investor in [the European] market".
It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. An investigation into the attack continues, with about 100 investigators still working on the case, according to the police.
He traveled to the White House for a meeting with Trump , White House chief of staff John Kelly and FBI Director Christopher Wray. The back and forth between the Justice Department and Congress began with a classified subpoena from Nunes in late April.
But, Kimmel complained her hammer hit him "right in the balls", to which she replied, "It is called wrecking balls". The video closes with a groggy Kimmel saying through his mouth guard: "Thanks for stopping by".
The newly named Planned Parenthood North Central States will operate 29 clinics serving 114,000 patients in the five-state region. This includes the International Planned Parenthood Federation, which received tax dollars under the Obama administration.
Some 4.6 million kids live in a home with a firearm that is unlocked and loaded, according to a recently published study . They said they were trapped in the closet and heard gunshots. "Nobody can look you in the eyes and tell you it's OK".
Meanwhile, on Sunday, the National Rifle Association's incoming president, Oliver North, blamed Ritalin for school shootings. The Friday shooting also injured 13 people. "A week later he opens fire on everyone he didn't like", she said.
Inside Venezuela, opposition groups said Monday there was little sign early on that the boycott was hampering the bid by Mr. President Donald Trump levied new sanctions on Venezuela Monday following elections the USA has criticized as fraudulent .
Sentiments like those could give Abbott political cover if his roundtable discussions don't lead to major changes. According to Rodriguez, Fisher stood up to him a week before and allegedly embarrassed him in front of the class.
After Dodd-Frank passed, Frank said he heard arguments from smaller banks that the law placed some undue burdens on them. Republicans controlling the White House and Congress have openly vowed to cut rules and red tape wherever they can.
Wondering what are some of the key runoffs up for grabs? All people in line to vote by 6:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote. For a look at poll locations, registration, sample ballots, and more visit Georgia's My Voter Page .
A CNN photographer was screened by security guards before the event and was waiting for an escort or further information. Members of Congress piped up on the news of reporters being barred from covering the discussion on the chemicals.
Trump floats large fine for China's ZTE
ZTE , one of the world's largest suppliers of telecommunications equipment, has been facing ruin ever since the U.S. The Trump administration isn't willing to loosen exports controls on sensitive technology, said Mnuchin on Tuesday.
Death Toll Rises To 16 In Kandahar City Explosion
He said the attacks started Monday night and were continuing Tuesday in Dih Yak, Jaghatu, Ajristan and Qarabagh districts. The Taliban are stepping up their spring offensive across the war-torn country.
Will Smith to work with Diplo on official World Cup song
Every four years, artists are given the change to perform for over 2 billion people worldwide during the finale of the World Cup . For example, Shakira's " Waka Waka " was the official theme song for the 2010 World Cup held in South Africa.
Oil returns to multi-year highs on Venezuela concerns
Usually, rising oil prices have typically been in sync with an upswing in economic cycle, which partially explains this trend. There will also be inflationary consequences, as the oil price increase has a cascading effect on other prices.
Could Gary Rowett switch Derby for Stoke?
The 44-year-old impressed during his time as Birmingham City manager and he led Derby County into the play-offs this season. And it appears that Derby County's Gary Rowett is high on the list.
Same grief, different outcomes: Texas mulls school safety
Parveen said Sabika experienced many parts of American culture, including going to the yearly high school dance known as prom. Her family, who lives in Karachi, described a day of agony as they waited for news about the deadly attack.