Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg pulled off a smooth appearance in a joint Senate hearing today, dodging most questions while maintaining an adequately patient vibe through five hours of varied but mostly tame questioning. The chief executive avoided admitting that Facebook is a publisher or a monopoly, refused to commit to any meaningful legislation and respectfully addressed lawmakers over a nearly five hour marathon testimony. Still, he did make one rookie mistake. Zuckerberg left his hearing notes open in front of his seat for long enough for AP Photographer Andrew Harnik to snap a high resolution shot with talking points in plain view. Twitter users and journalists scanning photos from the courtroom as they hit the wire were quick to notice, the irony of the minor privacy invasion not lost on them. Mark Zuckerberg's notes today, from AP photojournalist Andrew Harnik pic.twitter.com/OXoLnXsg1l — Andrea Woo | 鄔瑞楓 (@AndreaWoo) April 11, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Most of the notes cover points that we heard Zuckerberg repeat during the course of the hearing, but there are a few more candid statements that didn’t come up. The notes also provide a glimpse into what lines of questioning Facebook expected. For one, they expected Congress might demand his resignation. Below we’ve listed the subheadings on his notes in bold with any interesting bullet points pulled out. Our partial transcript retains the original emphasis from the document. Though we’ve italicized what was underlined, bold lettering is retained. Cambridge Analytica Compensation Reverse lookup (scraping) Accountability Do you ever fire anyone? Yes; hold people accountable all the time; not going into specifics. Resign? Founded Facebook. My decisions. I made mistakes. Big challenge, but we’ve solved problems before, going to solve this one. Already taking action. No accountability for MZ? Accountable to you, to employees, to people who use FB. Data Safety I use FB every day, so does my family, invest a lot in security. Business Model (ads) Want FB to be a service that everyone can use, has to be free, can only do that with ads. Let’s be clear. Facebook doesn’t sell data. You own your information. We give you controls. ???/ wellbeing Time spent fell 5% Q4, pivot to MSI. Defend Facebook [If attacked: Respectfully, I reject that. Not who we are.] Tim Cook on biz model At FB, we try hard to charge you less. In fact, we’re free. On data, we’re similar. When you install an app…

Source: TechCrunch – Social Here are Mark Zuckerberg’s notes from today’s hearing