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 ZuckerbergFight looms over national privacy law Facebook teaming with nonprofits to fight fake election news China may be copying Facebook to build an intelligence weapon 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 HatchDems see Kavanaugh saga as playing to their advantage Kavanaugh accuser agrees to testify next week Judiciary Dems say GOP treating Kavanaugh accuser worse than Anita Hill MORE (R-Utah), Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinGillibrand calls for Kavanaugh nomination to be withdrawn Feinstein calls for hold on Kavanaugh consideration Grassley releases letter detailing Kavanaugh sexual assault allegation MORE (D-Calif.) and Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyGrassley: Dems 'withheld information' on new Kavanaugh allegation Feinstein calls for hold on Kavanaugh consideration Grassley releases letter detailing Kavanaugh sexual assault allegation MORE (R-Iowa).

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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.