Will Oremus @WillOremus Oh-REE-mus. Senior writer for OneZero (@ozm) covering platforms, algorithms, privacy, and online speech. Raising Delawareness since 2018. DM for Signal. Oct. 23, 2019 1 min read

So far the House Financial Services Committee is doing a remarkable job of making Mark Zuckerberg seem like the mature adult in the room.

Oh good, a question about Facebook censoring conservatives and antivaxxers! I was afraid we might get through an hour of hearing about a *cryptocurrency product* without Congress advancing any antivaxx conspiracies.

I like to think that the congressman who just referred to Zuck as "the richest man in the world" was actually trolling him on Facebook's policy of not fact-checking politicians.

Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, is one of the first at this hearing to advance a compelling (and calm!) critique of the actual product at hand.

At the Facebook Libra hearing, Rep. Andy Barr, R-KY, is commending Zuckerberg on his Georgetown speech and comparing it to passages from John Stuart Mill.

I wrote this week about how conservatives loved Zuck's speech, and why:  https://onezero.medium.com/why-conservatives-loved-mark-zuckerbergs-georgetown-speech-4ecfc122d5ee 

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