Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony is the biggest test for Facebook’s lobbying power

Mark Zuckerberg hearing today at Senate Committee

At 2:15PM today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg began making his long-awaited appearance on Capitol Hill to answer questions from lawmakers. Given the current scandals swirling around Facebook and Zuckerberg's infamous dislike for brown-nosing politicians, it's easy to frame the hearing as an adversarial trial-by-fire for the Facebook founder.

But according to analysis of lobbying records by USA Today, Facebook may have more of a home-field advantage than first meets the eye. Members of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees, which are having the joint hearing with Zuckerberg today, are among the biggest recipients of campaign contributions from Facebook and its employees.

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