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People Are Wondering If Mark Zuckerberg Is Actually A Robot

People Are Wondering If Mark Zuckerberg Is Actually A Robot

He was called to testify to congress yesterday and quickly became a meme

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced US congress yesterday following the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

While there, Zuckerberg answered questions from senators (who reportedly have the average age of 62) on a number of topics, including privacy, 'data-mining', the company's regulations and even how it makes money.

While he defended his company's practices, over on Twitter, users were too busy pondering if Zuckerberg was a robot:

Critics picked up on his strange facial expressions that seemed very mechanical and unhumanlike.

To be fair, we've all been there when we've had to explain the wireless printer or the internet router to our parents and got less than excited responses.

So while he was getting a grilling by the senators, people did take a minute to recognise that he really was stuck in an awkward situation.

And the fact he was using a 'booster seat' wasn't missed, either.

We have so many questions - like why would you need something like that. That chair must be really cushiony.

Imagine having to explain yourself not just in front of the senate and on TV but with all of these cameras in your face:


One thing we can be sure of, though, Tom from MySpace must be bloody loving this:

Although it was probably wasn't one of Zuckerberg's best days; it doesn't seem to have done his business much harm. By the time of the first break in yesterday's proceedings, Facebook's share price had gone up five percent.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Viral, Funny, Facebook, Community, Weird, Mark Zuckerberg