Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced backlash on Wednesday after stating that there is no link between social media use and the impact it has on teens' mental health.
The Big Tech mogul cited a report to back up his claims but failed to cite further evidence from the same report which suggested that adolescents who use social media do have an increase in mental health issues due to factors related to its use.
The testimony came during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on efforts to stop sexual abuse content on social media. Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah was quick to fight back against Zuckerberg's assertations.
"With so much of our lives spent on mobile devices and social media, it's important to look into the effects on teen mental health and well-being. I take this very seriously," said Zuckerberg.
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