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You can also find out more about the Senate Judiciary CommitteeJosh Hawley, a Republican senator, demanded today that Mark Zuckerberg standing and facingThe families of the children who were Online abuse can cause harm — and he did. The Senate hearing was contentious, yet Zuckerberg stood and faced the families watching the hearing: “No one should have to go through the things that your families have suffered, and this is why we invested so much,” he said. Parents and family members held photos of their children while Zuckerberg spoke.
Five of the largest social media platforms were in Washington for the first time. Linda Yaccarino and Jason Citron are the CEOs for X, Snap and Discord. They will testify in front of Congress. Mark Zuckerberg (CEO of Meta) and Shou Zi Chen, CEO TikTok will be among the speakers. Both have addressed lawmakers in the past.
All of the CEOs were reported to have left the room immediately after the hearing
It was reported that all of the CEOs exited the room quickly and quietly after the hearing — taking no questions and leaving through a side door. What kind of legislation would it take for both houses of Congress to pass? Washington has been talking about these issues for years without doing anything. One notable comment from Klobuchar, “It’s been 28 years since the internet. We haven’t passed any of these bills … The reason they haven’t passed is because of the power of your companies, so let’s be really, really clear about that what you say matters. Your words matter.” — Klobuchar, on the lack of legislation.
Zuckerberg pushed back on Sen. Blackburn’s comment about “Meta’s social media sites are trying to be “the premier sex trafficking site in the country.” Zuckerberg: “That’s ridiculous.”
However, Sen. Peter Welch, D-Vt said, “There is a consensus today that didn’t exist, say 10 years ago, that there is a profound threat to children to mental health, to safety.” The statement gave hope to many in the room. Welch, after asking the CEOs to explain layoffs in detail, noted that it was important to keep the focus on the children. The reductions are alarmingThe people who were protecting those things were the ones who have been caught.