Tom Brokaw pokes at senators over Zuckerberg hearing

Tom Brokaw pokes at senators over Zuckerberg hearing
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NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw knocked senators on Wednesday for their questions during Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergViolence in Myanmar poses major test for Facebook US, EU must work together in wake of Facebook data breach Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers press Apple, Google on data collection | 21M affected by Timehop breach | Zuckerberg passes Buffett on rich list | Latest on Twitter's bot crackdown MORE's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week. 

Brokaw, 78, tweeted on Wednesday that Tuesday’s hearing with Zuckerberg showed that “most Senators think the digital age means you can still count with your fingers.”

Brokaw was referencing older members of the committee such as Sens. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchGOP moderates hint at smooth confirmation ahead for Kavanaugh GOP senators introduce resolution endorsing ICE Yale Law School students, alumni denounce Trump Supreme Court pick MORE (R-Utah), Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinDems launch pressure campaign over migrant families California Dems endorse progressive challenger over Feinstein Kavanaugh paper chase heats up MORE (D-Calif.) and Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyKavanaugh paper chase heats up Kavanaugh gets questionnaires for confirmation hearing Franken offers Dems a line of questioning for Kavanaugh's 'weirdly specific bit of bulls---' MORE (R-Iowa).


The hearing has widely been criticized for the senators’ lack of rudimentary knowledge of how Facebook and other relevant technologies operate.

Zuckerberg also appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday morning, though lawmakers have faced less criticism for their line of questioning at the second hearing.