Zuckerberg cardboard cutouts are spamming Washington, DC – CNET


A hundred cutouts of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stand outside the US Capitol.

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Will the real Mark Zuckerberg please stand up?

Zuckerberg is in Washington, DC  — and so are 100 cardboard clones of the Facebook CEO. 

Hours before Zuckerberg was set to testify to Congress, protesters from activist network Avaaz set up 100 cardboard cutouts of him outside of the U.S. Capitol. All the fake Zuckerbergs are wearing T-shirts that say “Fix Fakebook,” calling out the “hundreds of millions of fake accounts still spreading disinformation on Facebook,” the group said in a press release

Avaaz said it wants Zuckerberg to ban all bots on Facebook, as well as alerting the public any time users see disinformation on the social network. Facebook did not respond to a request for comment. 

Zuckerberg is in DC to testify on Tuesday and Wednesday over Facebook’s scandal with Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which the political analytics firms allegedlystole data from 87 million Facebook users. In Zuckerberg’s opening statement for Congress, he discusses what Facebook is doing to prevent data abuse and election interference in the future. 

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