Zuckerberg apologises to families of children harmed by social media

Zuckerberg apologises to families of children harmed by social media

By Iliana Biutu
Thursday 01/02/2024
Source: Parents

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apologised to families who say their children had been harmed by social media, during a fiery hearing in the US Senate.

Zuckerberg who runs Instagram and Facebook turned to them and said no one should go through what they had.

Zuckerberg and the bosses of TikTok, Snap, X and Discord were questioned for almost four hours by senators from both parties and the lawmakers wanted to know what they are doing to protect children online.

BBC reports it was a rare opportunity for the US senators to question tech bosses.

Zuckerberg and TikTok CEO, Shou Zi Chew voluntarily agreed to testify but the heads of Snap, X (formerly Twitter) and Discord initially refused and were sent government-issued subpoenas.

Source : BBC

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