Mark Zuckerberg is sitting on a padded seat before Congress—and Twitter loves it

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Haemorrhoids or height issues?

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is appearing before Congress today, facing serious questions relating to the company’s use and protection of user data, in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but the internet is distracted by the booster seat seemingly put in place especially for him.

The padded cushion was first noticed by Washingtonian photographer Evy Mages and has sparked some questions online as to whether the billionaire Silicon Valley executive requested the insert, based on previous reports that 5’7” Zuckerberg is conscious about his height.

Some Twitter users, however, have other theories.

Might as well be comfortable while getting grilled.

David Gilmour

David Gilmour

David Gilmour is a reporter who specializes in national politics, internet culture, and technology. He previously covered civil liberties, crime, and politics for Vice.