Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Wednesday blasted Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, over the corporate’s content material moderation insurance policies, particularly concerning youngsters and youngsters, which was the topic of a Senate Judiciary Committee listening to.
“Mr. Zuckerberg, you and the businesses earlier than us, I do know you don’t imply it to be so, however you could have blood in your fingers,” Graham mentioned as cheers erupted from spectators within the listening to room.
“You might have a product that’s killing folks,” he added.
Zuckerberg, X CEO Linda Yaccarino, TikTok CEO Shou Chew, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel, and Discord CEO Jason Citron all appeared earlier than the panel throughout its listening to titled “Huge Tech and the On-line Youngster Sexual Exploitation Disaster.”
“It’s now time to repeal part 230,” Graham mentioned, referring to a federal law that permits on-line operators and publishers to reasonable content material on their platforms as they want.
Earlier in the course of the listening to, Zuckerberg advised the committee, “These points are vital each guardian and each platform dedicated to persevering with to work in these areas. And I hope we are able to make progress right this moment.”
An individual within the viewers on the listening to, which is full of guardian advocates within the crowd, yelled out “no thanks” in response.
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