Mr. Zuckerberg apologized for the suffering of families and discussed his company’s efforts to prevent similar occurrences, without mentioning Meta’s involvement. Meta and TikTok faced criticism from senators, with Zuckerberg and TikTok’s CEO receiving the most attention. Of the five chief executives called to the hearing, only two agreed to support the Kids Online Safety Act, while others raised concerns about the potential conflict with free speech issues. TikTok was also questioned about its ties to China and the progress of its plan to secure U.S. user data. Despite public criticism of Big Tech, no meaningful legislation has been passed by Congress. Sapna Maheshwari reported from New York.
Insights from Senate Hearing: Tech C.E.O.s Discuss Online Child Safety
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