Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized Wednesday to parents in the audience of a Senate online child safety hearing who say Instagram contributed to their children’s suicides or exploitation.
“I’m sorry for everything you’ve all gone through,” Zuckerberg said after Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., pressed him about whether he would apologize to the parents directly. “It’s terrible. No one should have to go through the things that your families have suffered.”
Lawmakers grilled Zuckerberg and the CEOs of TikTok, Discord, X and Snap at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing called “Big Tech and the Online Child Sexual Exploitation Crisis.”