Mark Zuckerberg got into an awkward exchange with a Sen. Dick Durbin on Tuesday when the Illinois Democrat asked him some personal questions.
During the blockbuster hearing on Capitol Hill, Sen. Dick Durbin asked Zuckerberg, "Would you be comfortable sharing with us the name of the hotel you stayed in last night?"
"Um," Zuckerberg said before a long pause. "No."
The audience and panel of senators erupted in laughter at Zuckerberg's hesitancy to answer the question, but Durbin used it to make a point about personal privacy, which was the focus of the joint hearing between the Senate's Judiciary and Commerce committees.
"If you've messaged anybody this week, would you share with us the names of the people you've messaged?" Durbin asked.
"Senator, no, I would probably not choose to do that publicly here," Zuckerberg said.
"I think that might be what this is all about — your right to privacy, the limits of your right to privacy, and how much you'd give away in modern America," Durbin said.