>> We didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big mistake.>> It's the hottest ticket in Washington as Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg faces tough questions on Capitol Hill.>> And it was my mistake, and I'm sorry.>> I'm Andy Sullivan outside the Capitol building, where people have been lined up since dawn to see Zuckerberg tangle with lawmakers.
Protesters have set up these cardboard cutouts to underline their concerns that Facebook needs to start taking seriously questions about fake news and electoral manipulation. It's yet one more sign of the tremendous pressure that Zuckerberg faces as he kicks off two days of congressional testimony.>> And you will rightfully have some hard questions for me to answer.
>> This is easily the most anticipated event of its kind in years. In a real clash of cultures, free wheeling Silicon Valley versus the button down Washington power brokers.>> It was heedless and reckless.>> Zuckerberg is under enormous pressure to show that his company is working to protect Facebook users' privacy after it was revealed that some 87 million had their data harvested by British firm Cambridge Analytica, amid Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential race.
>> It will take some time to work through all the changes we need to make across the company. But I'm committed to getting this right. This includes the basic responsibility of protecting people's information, which we failed to do with Cambridge Analytica.>> Zuckerberg made the rounds of Capitol Hill on Monday, meeting with key lawmakers ahead of his marathon Q and A session.
He hunkered down for days with advisers to make sure that he doesn't come off as arrogant or dismissive.>> Would you be comfortable sharing with us the name of the hotel you stayed in last night?>> No.>>
I think that might be what this is all about.
Your right to privacy, the limits of your right to privacy, and how much you give away.>> Don't forget, this is an election year. Lawmakers will be eager to show voters that they care about personal privacy and electoral security. One thing to look for is whether they're going to be calling for greater regulation of Facebook and other technology giants.
It's safe to say that the industry has avoided serious scrutiny to date. Zuckerberg has his work cut out for him in the appeals to stop that train.>> Willful blindness.