“I want to thank Facebook whistleblowers for coming forward,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Mickey Day.
Gardner’s Haugen responded by saying that it was nice to be in an office “without a skateboard”.
Day’s Blumenthal then lets his colleagues ask Haugen questions with Sen. Diane Feinstein, played by Cecily Strong.
“What Facebook has done is shameful and you better believe Congress will take action,” she said. “When we pass the infrastructure bill, raise the debt limit, prosecute those responsible for the January 6 uprising and prevent Trump from exercising executive privileges, even though he is no longer president. But after that You see, Facebook!”
Then he asked if it was “nice” to have 2,000 friends on Facebook.
“How many does Drake have? 4,000?” Strong’s Feinstein asked.
“I think he has 50 million likes,” Gardner’s Haugen said.
“Oh my god, no wonder he never answered my poke,” Strong’s Feinstein replied.
The interrogation was then transferred to Sen. Ted Cruz, played by Eddie Bryant.
“I was especially drawn to your testimony about online bullying,” Bryant Cruz said. “How some teenagers and even some adult men are bullied almost constantly.”
Bryant’s Cruz then asked how to shut down the bullying facility and said he was concerned about the toxic groups mentioned by Gardner’s Haugen.
“I’ve seen groups with hideous names, like ‘Ted Cruz sucks,’” Bryant Cruz said. “Now, shouldn’t you flag them as misinformation?”
Gardner’s Haugen explained to Bryant Cruz that those groups were not misinformation, but simply an individual’s opinion.
“Well, that’s more than one opinion,” he said.
The sketch ended with two social media leaders joining the questioning.
The first was Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, played by Alex Moffat.
“No, no, we don’t need that guy anymore,” said Blumenthal of Day.
Instead, he turned to the “OG social media king,” Tom From MySpace, played by Pete Davidson.
“Remember me? I was harmless,” said Davidson’s Tom. “I’m not doing anything about that weird algorithmic stuff. We barely maintain the website.”
Then he said, “Come on, look at your friend’s band from 20 years ago” and “Let’s make America the Top 8 again.”
Davidson’s Tom then opens the show with his signature catchphrase, “Live, from New York… It’s Saturday Night!”
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