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Senate Democrat says Facebook offers 'crocodile tears about protecting children'

Added 10-10-21 04:57:01pm EST - “Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Facebook? is "proffering more talk & crocodile tears about protecting children" following appearances by a Facebook executive on several Sunday shows.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Senate Democrat says Facebook offers 'crocodile tears about protecting children'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Facebook is ”proffering more talk & crocodile tears about protecting children” following appearances by a Facebook executive on several Sunday shows.

“More bromides & platitudes from Facebook on the Sunday shows. Their aim should be protecting kids, not winning PR. Unspecific, superficial generalities are no substitute for real action,” the Senate Democrat tweeted on Sunday.

Blumenthal alleged that Facebook had taken “another page from Big Tobacco’s playbook,” claiming that while the social media company publicly advocated for Congress to pass reforms, “behind the scenes it fights them with millions of dollars, armies of lobbyists & lawyers, & blizzards of ads.”

Now that the world knows how Facebook tirelessly & knowingly pushed destructive content to kids—only to make more money—it’s proffering more talk & crocodile tears about protecting children.

The comments come as Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs, appeared on several Sunday shows defending the company following blistering testimony from whistleblower Frances Haugen, a former product manager at the social media platform. 

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