Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) directly accused Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the heads of other Big Tech companies of bearing responsibility for the deaths of teenagers who died by suicide after encountering sexual exploitation or other harmful content on their platforms.
“Mr. Zuckerberg, you and the companies before us, I know you don’t mean it to be so, but you have blood on your hands,” Graham said Wednesday in opening remarks for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing at which Zuckerberg and other CEOs were testifying. “You have a product that’s killing people.”
Graham’s remarks, which also included a call for new legislation to prevent child sexual abuse material on social media, drew applause from attendees, many of whom were groups advocating laws that would force Big Tech companies to take additional action against harmful content on their platforms,