Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) took on Facebook over its policies on facial recognition technology during a hearing on Capitol Hill today, criticizing how the popular social network makes it hard for users to opt out of a program that scans photos that are uploaded to the site.

In one exchange before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Franken had his staff hold up signs that depicted screen captures, and said it takes six clicks through Facebook’s privacy settings before the term “facial recognition” is even mentioned.

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