Here's Mark Zuckerberg Testifying Before Congress That Yes, He Really Did Create a Website to Rank Women

What a great, great moment.

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Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder and CEO of Facebook, is currently testifying before members of Congress so that they can grill him about privacy, data, and the recent scandal (opens in new tab) involving Cambridge Analytica.

And while some of the questions have been admittedly, uh, unhelpful...

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...one question was particularly welcomed. On Wednesday, Representative Billy Long asked about Facemash, one of the websites Zuckerberg made during his time at Harvard, which was used to rate the hotness of women on campus. (Facebook's rather sketchy origin story was famously canonized by Aaron Sorkin in the 2010 movie The Social Network.)

In this clip from the testimony, you can see Long ask what FaceMash is and whether it's still running. Zuckerberg, who honestly seems a little annoyed that someone has brought up his immature, sexist website, responds by saying, "No, Congressman. Facemash was a prank website that I launched in college, in my dorm room, before I started Facebook. There was a movie about this, or it said it was about this, it was of unclear truth. The claim that Facemash was somehow connected to the development of Facebook, it isn't, it wasn't... It actually has nothing to do with Facebook."

Then Long, who can clearly read the minds of every feminist woman watching, took it a step further and asked, "You put up pictures of two women and decided which one was more attractive of the two, is that right?" This caused Zuckerberg to become even more annoyed and say, "Congressman, that is an accurate description of the prank website I made when I was a sophomore."

Please watch the glorious moment on repeat below.

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Madison is a staff writer at ELLE.com, covering news, politics, and culture. When she's not on the internet, you can most likely find her taking a nap or eating banana bread.