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Facebook CEO took questions townhall style at Barcelona

posted Mar 4, 2015, 7:02 PM by Barny CK
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took center stage in Barcelona with his townhall style Q&A session at Barcelona. Barcelona is currently hosting the annual Mobile World Congress from March 2nd to the 5th. This session fielded many light hearted and intimate questions for Zuckerberg but several attendees also sized him up with some pretty tough questions. Amongst the questions were:-

Will Facebook focus on other things like how Google is building a car and Apple is planning?
Zuckerberg answered that Facebook is pretty focused as a company that connects people and everything that the company is doing right now is really just a trajectory of that vision, from newsfeed and photos to virtual reality and augmented reality. 

What is your rule for hiring people to work for Facebook?
"I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person," he said. "I think this rule has served me pretty well."

How do you start delegating to other people as you grow your own company?
"The most important thing is to keep your team as small as possible," Zuckerberg said. "Facebook serves more than a billion people around the world but our team has fewer than 10,000 people. It's only possible because of modern technology. Big companies get bloated."

What's the best tip you can give to young people with ideas to change the world?
"The most important thing is to just have faith in yourself and trust yourself," he said. "When you're young you hear that you don't have experience to do things, that there are people that have more experience than you. I started Facebook when I was 19. Don't discount yourself, no matter what you're doing," he added. "Everyone has a unique perspective that they can bring to the world."  

How is Facebook working with governments who request greater censorship?
"We want to give the most voice to the most people possible," Zuckerberg said, explaining that this means complying with each country's laws after thorough investigation of issues that certain governments raise. "We review each request very seriously and we push back every time we think something is too broad, which is a lot of the time."
"We may not have agreed with them," Zuckerberg said. But he noted that if Facebook denied the request to take down certain content, then these countries would have blocked Facebook and prevented tens of millions of people from using Facebook.

Post more pictures of Beast.
"Yeah, ok!" Zuckerberg said .

Zuckerberg also had some awkward moments when an attendee confronted him about being laid off from a company that is losing its contract with Facebook, to which he said that sometimes the company wishes to stop outsourcing some jobs and just do it in house.