Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) blasted Mark Zuckerberg during a fiery Senate hearing, accusing the Facebook boss of “killing people.”
On Wednesday, the heads of social media giants Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, and Snapchat are being grilled by the US Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington D.C.
Zuckerberg, whose company Meta runs Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, was sworn in alongside the four other tech titans on Wednesday.
The Big Tech heads were told “You have blood on your hands” as they faced a grilling on the dangers their platforms bring to children.
“The existing body of scientific work has not shown a causal link between using social media, and young people having worse mental health outcomes,” he claimed in his opening remarks.
The committee earlier heard internal Meta documents made public during a lawsuit estimated 100,000 children were sexually harassed on its platforms every day.
Twitter’s Linda Yaccarino, TikTok chief executive Shou Zi Chew, Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel, and Discord’s Jason Citron will also give evidence.
Sen. Graham began the session with a stirring rebuke of all five tech bosses.
He accused their platforms of killing young people.
However, he zeroed in on Zuckerberg and Meta.
“Mr. Zuckerberg, you and the companies before us, I know you don’t