Social media and hurt to minors: Big Tech below accusation earlier than the US Senate | EUROtoday

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American senators closely assault the CEOs of Meta (Facebook, Instagram), .

«Your merchandise kill», «you’ve blood in your fingers», «They are destroying human lives and threatening democracy. These corporations have to be tamed and the worst is but to come back,” mentioned US politicians.

The massive names of social networks at a listening to within the US Senate

Zuckerberg's protection

Words welcomed by the applause of dozens of fogeys with pictures of their useless or traumatized kids on social media. Embarrassed, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg turned to the households and apologized. «I'm sorry for the whole lot you needed to undergo. No one ought to must undergo what you’ve gone via. This is why we now have invested a lot to make sure that others wouldn’t have to expertise what you’ve skilled”, he said, illustrating the company's efforts: around 40 thousand people responsible for online safety, over 20 billion dollars spent since 2016 and two more scheduled for this year.

But the senators cited internal documents that show Zuckerberg has refused to strengthen teams tasked with identifying dangers to teens online.

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Tik Tok and X are also in the sights

Tik Tok's CEO, Shou Zi Chew, additionally underlined the efforts to guard minors, with 40 thousand workers and a couple of billion in investments deliberate for a platform that has over 170 million month-to-month customers within the US. But he additionally ended up within the crosshairs for quite a few episodes. Linda Yaccarino defended X (the previous Twitter) recalling that it’s not a platform chosen by younger folks and {that a} new division for content material moderation will nonetheless be created.