Addressing Mr. Zuckerberg, the former leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage said:
"Mr. Zuckerberg, I am the largest user of Facebook in all the European Union institutions in terms of followers, in terms of engagement, so I'm your best client here in the room. I have no idea of the value of that but I am pleased to see you as I hope you are pleased to see me."
He then told the Facebook CEO that it was his creation that made "Brexit or Trump or the Italian elections" possible.
Mark Zuckenberg and myself after the EP hearing. pic.twitter.com/7zeCrE1lPW— Cecilia Wikström(L) (@CeciliaWikstrom) May 22, 2018
My message to Mark Zuckerberg today:— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) May 22, 2018
Stop telling us Facebook is a “platform for all ideas”. The evidence shows your algorithms censor conservative opinions. pic.twitter.com/HWLabaDcP9
Mark Zuckerberg's face as Nigel Farage praises the social network for enabling Brexit, Trump, and the Italian election results. pic.twitter.com/u3hHxgetTD— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) May 22, 2018
Let's summarize the #Zuckerberg hearing.— Guillaume Champeau (@gchampeau) May 22, 2018
Introduction: "Thank you Mr Zuckerberg for being here, it shows respect to the European parliament".
Conclusion: "You didn't not answer the questions!"