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Tech CEOs told 'you have blood on your hands' at US Senate child safety hearing

Posted on AllSides January 31st, 2024
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REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

U.S. senators on Wednesday grilled leaders of the biggest social media companies and said Congress must quickly pass legislation, as one lawmaker accused the companies of having "blood on their hands" for failing to protect children from escalating threats of sexual predation on their platforms.

The hearing marks the latest effort by lawmakers to address the concerns of parents and mental health experts that social media companies put profits over guardrails that would ensure their platforms do not harm children.

"Mr. Zuckerberg, you and the companies before us, I know...

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