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Mark Zuckerberg's Hearing Is Much More Entertaining With A Glaswegian Accent

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Mark Zuckerberg's Hearing Is Much More Entertaining With A Glaswegian Accent

You will no doubt have been bored to sleep by the monotony of Mark Zuckerberg's recent hearing.

If only he had some sort of hilarious accent. That would probably spice things up a bit.

Much better. The above clip is the work of Scottish comedian Janey Godley, who has a bit of a thing for dubbing Glaswegian accents over video clips of famous people.

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Impersonating the Facebook CEO in a thick Scottish drawl, Godley says that all Zuckerberg ever wanted to do was watch videos of cats and monkeys with accordions but accidentally ended up getting Donald Trump elected as the president.

Speaking of whom, Godley has had a go at overdubbing a video of the POTUS himself and it's just as funny.

The Glaswegian Zuckerberg clip may be hilarious, but the reality of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica hearing was anything but.

Billionaire Zuckerberg went through two days of grilling from US lawmakers and did his best to explain why data from 87 million Facebook users' profiles may have been shared without their permission with a controversial political data analytics firm.

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Some have criticised the US hearing, arguing that the questions posed were not difficult enough for the CEO, but that could be set to change when chief technology officer Mike Schroepfner appears before U.K. lawmakers later this month to address the ongoing data scandal.

"People will seek to clarify the converging testimonies, especially on the more technical aspects where he (Zuckerberg) was obscuring and giving evasive answers," Paul-Olivier Dehaye, co-founder of PersonalData.IO, told CNBC in a phone interview.

"The evasiveness that Zuckerberg has displayed will be much harder to display on the European side," he said, adding, "The questions by elected representatives will be much more pointed on points of facts. I think that's the main shift that will happen, the shift of accountability."

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Cambridge Analytica is accused of harvesting data from millions of social media users without their permission and using the stolen information to sway US voters during the 2016 election.

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During the hearing on Tuesday, Zuckerberg even claimed his own data had been sold to Cambridge Analytica.

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo questioned if the Facebook founder's own data had been 'included in the data sold to the malicious third parties'.

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Mr Zuckerberg paused before replying: "Yes."

He said: "We didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big mistake. It was my mistake, and I'm sorry.

"I started Facebook, I run it, and I'm responsible for what happens here."

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Topics: Viral, Facebook, tech, Glasgow, Mark Zuckerberg

Paddy Maddison
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