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Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, along with other big tech giants, have come under fire for failing to install protective measures on their platforms that prevent children from coming into contact with inappropriate material.
This past Wednesday, Zuckerberg and others were reprimanded in a congressional hearing. One of the people leading the questioning was Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who was far from impressed with Zuckerberg’s answers.
Dave Rubin plays a clip of the hearing.
“Instagram also displayed the following warning screen to individuals who were searching for child abuse material,” Cruz said, displaying the following.
“You gave users two choices: get resources or see results anyway. Mr. Zuckerberg, what the hell were you thinking?” Cruz fired at the CEO.
“Alright Senator, the basic science behind that is that when people are searching for something that is problematic, it’s often helpful to, rather than just blocking it, to help direct them towards something that could be helpful for getting them to get help,” Zuckerberg said before Cruz cut him off.
“I understand ‘Get resources,’ but in what sane universe is there a link for ‘See results anyway?’” Cruz shot back.
“Well, because we might be wrong. We try to trigger this warning (or we tried to) when we think that there’s any chance the results might be wrong,” was Zuckerberg’s justification.
“Let me ask you: How many times was this warning screen displayed?” Cruz asked, but Zuckerberg’s only response was, “I don’t know.”
“Zuckerberg, they got you,” says Dave.
To see more of Ted Cruz laying into the tech mogul, watch the clip below.
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