Watch: Mark Zuckerberg stands up and apologizes to victims of social media after Senators accused him of endangering children

Jan 31, 2024 | Political News

Mark Zuckerberg today stood up during a Senate hearing and apologized to families who say social media contributed to their children's suicide or abuse.

The Meta chief, who runs Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, was rebuked by Senator Josh Hawley who asked him to address the public gallery directly during the hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

‘I'm sorry for everything you've all gone through,' Zuckerberg said. ‘It's terrible. No one should have to go through the things that your families have suffered.' 

Zuckerberg appeared alongside  TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew, Discord boss Jason Citron, X chief Linda Yaccarino and Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel.

All were grilled by Republicans about how they protect teenagers and children on their respective apps. 

Senators Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham used the occasion to chastise the Silicon Valley titans, claiming they don't do enough to protect kids from pedophiles and harmful content.