Dem Senator mocked after embarrassing exchange with Facebook exec about banning ‘finsta’ accounts

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A Democratic congressman was mocked online after he had an embarrassing exchange with a Facebook company executive about his demand for them to end “finsta” accounts.

The interaction between Sen. Dick Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Facebook’s Global Head of Safety Antigone Davis occurred during her testimony at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on Thursday.

“Will you commit to ending finsta?” asked Blumenthal.

“Senator, again let me explain, we don’t actually, we don’t actually do finsta,” Davis replied after a short pause.

“What ‘finsta’ refers to is young people setting up accounts where they may want to have more privacy,” she explained. “You refer to it as privacy from their parents, what, in my interaction with teens what I’ve found is that they sometimes they like to have an account where they can interact with a smaller group of friends.”

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