Three times Mark Zuckerberg misled Congress about extremism and misinformation on Facebook

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On Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee during a hearing on “social media’s role in promoting extremism and misinformation.”

Overall, the hearing was pretty tame. Zuckerberg stood out, however, both for what he said and also for what he didn’t say when responding to questions about harmful content, radicalization, and whether Facebook has profited from ads containing false information.

When asked whether Facebook played a “leading role” in the January 6 insurrection, Zuckerberg…

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