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This is what happened the last time Mark Zuckerberg faced a high-pressure interview

The Facebook CEO faced Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg.

Walt Mossberg, Kara Swisher and Mark Zuckerberg onstage at D9
Asa Mathat

Mark Zuckerberg is about to face two days of congressional grilling in Washington. The Facebook CEO will testify before Congress on Tuesday and Wednesday about the company’s data privacy practices and the role it plays in elections around the world. Stakes are high, to say the least.

And while the notorious hoodie-wearing-CEO is expected to apologize (again) in his prepared testimony for how slow Facebook responded to the abuse on its site, this isn’t the first time Zuckerberg has faced the hot seat. About eight years ago, Zuckerberg sat in another kind of hot seat — the red seat — and faced a grilling from Recode’s (back when it was All Things D) Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg. At one point he was sweating so much he had to take off his hoodie.

But that was eight years ago, and he’s recently gone through some intense coaching to help him face U.S. representatives. Still, Congress is out to prove to the American people that it’s looking out for their interests.

Here’s the last time Zuckerberg really faced tough questions in a public setting.

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