“Facebook is an idealistic and optimistic company. For most of our existence, we focused on all the good that connecting people can bring … But it’s clear now that we didn’t do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm as well. That goes for fake news, foreign interference in elections, and hate speech, as well as developers and data privacy. We didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big mistake. It was my mistake, and I’m sorry.” Mark Zuckerberg is going to get an earful from Congress this week. Ahead of his appearance, you can take a look at his opening statement.

+ “I hope you understand, this is not how I meant for things to go, and I apologize for any harm done.” That was Mark Zuckerberg saying sorry for a site that he built a year before Facebook was founded. And the apologies have been coming ever since. Zeynep Tufekci: Why Zuckerberg’s 14-Year Apology Tour Hasn’t Fixed Facebook.

+ The Guardian: Facebook’s surveillance is nothing compared with Comcast, AT&T and Verizon.

+ Quick take: In my experience there’s a disconnect between the tech story reporters spend the most time covering (privacy invasion) and the related tech story people are really worried about (social media and video game addiction). They’re both important stories. I just never hear anyone talking about the former in real life, whereas I constantly hear people worrying about the latter.