last week Saturday night stay poked fun at Jeff Bezos and the billionaire area race, and this week it took aim on the senators who carried out this week’s facebook whistleblower hearing, portraying them as in the main careworn by using the social media platform, and the memes they found online (or “mem-ays” as Aidy Bryant’s Ted Cruz pronounces it).
Cecily robust reprises her position as Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who asks Heidi Gardner’s Frances Haugen about an Animorphs put up, and Kyle Mooney as Sen. John Kennedy asks about facebook’s algorithm: “do you’ve got it with you presently?” whilst proudly displaying off his Jitterbug turn cellphone (aw).
Bryant as Sen. Cruz asks whether or not posts that say “Ted Cruz sucks” ought to be flagged as misinformation, to which “Haugen” solutions that it’s now not absolutely misinformation, simply one man or woman’s opinion. “Wellll, more than one individual,” Bryant’s Cruz replies.
the largest giggle of the caricature got here while the “hearing” delivered a video declaration from “the OG social media king” — Pete Davidson as Tom Anderson of MySpace. “recall me? I was harmless! I’m no longer doing any of that bizarre set of rules stuff— we slightly maintained the website,” he stated, inviting people to “come on with the aid of and check out your pal’s band from two decades in the past.”
We did no longer understand how proper we had it, Tom. (And yes MySpace is still around, no, I couldn’t recollect my username).
The real Haugen, a former fb product supervisor at facebook, testified before Congress on Tuesday approximately a trove of internal documents she furnished to The Wall street magazine. The listening to was centered on facebook’s inner studies that confirmed Instagram can have a bad effect on younger humans. Haugen said during the listening to that fb’s need for engagement so as to sell commercials intended it stored customers on the website even if the corporation knew the customers were attractive with dangerous content material.
In a submit on his own facebook page. CEO Mark Zuckerberg disputed that characterization, calling it “illogical” that the organisation might push content that makes humans angry just to turn a profit.
you may watch SNL’s model of the “hearing” beneath: