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Lawmakers expressed anger at the CEOs of Meta, TikTok, X, Snap, and Discord for disregarding harmful content against children on their platforms
Lawmakers compared the tech companies to cigarette makers and accused them of prioritizing profits over the well-being of youths.
The tech CEOs defended themselves by stating that they have invested billions to enhance safety measures on their platforms and support legislation that promotes privacy and parental controls for children
Mark Zuckerberg apologized to parents of online child exploitation victims and stated that the company is working towards preventing such experiences.