Mark Zuckerberg memes are best part of his Facebook testimony

The internet jokes about the Facebook CEO looking like Star Trek's Commander Data, his "booster seat," AI dreams and senators who don't understand tech.

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Quick, somebody friend Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. He's having a tough couple of days

Amid the fallout from the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica revelations in recent weeks, two US Senate committees questioned Zuckerberg on Tuesday and Wednesday. With 44 senators in attendance from both sides of the aisle, the questioning was understandably tense

But as Twitter users watched live, it was easy to turn the grim images of Zuckerberg into comic relief.

Senators mystified by technology

That seat cushion 

Zuckerberg as Data

The Social Network

Artificial intelligence

First published, April 10, 2:07 p.m. PT. 
Update, April 10 4:48 p.m. PT: Adds more memes. 
Update, April 11 2 p.m. PT: Adds more memes.