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    Global activists of Avaaz, set up cardboard cutouts of Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, on which is written Fix Fakebook, in front of the European Union headquarters in Brussels, on May 22, 2018, as they call attention to what the groups says are hundreds of millions of fake accounts still spreading disinformation on Facebook.

    'Absurd' Facebook CEO Quiz by EU Amid 'Zuckerberg's Best Client' Farage Boast

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    Reactions to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's grilling by the European lawmakers highlighted a variety of emotions on social media. Comments online addressed the inaptitude of the Q&A session, strange behavior of some Members of the European Parliament and the awkwardness of the Zuckerberg-Farage encounter.

    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. 

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