Facebook is in hot water for both helping turn America's collective brains into mush and exposing millions of users' data to shadowy political operators. But now Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has an open invitation to tell Congress his side of the story. That is, if he accepts an invitation sent out today by the US Senate Judiciary Committee.
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A Minnesota woman pleaded guilty on Friday to second-degree manslaughter after shooting and killing her boyfriend in June. Police say 20-year-old Monalisa Perez shot and killed 22-year-old Pedro Ruiz III as part of a Youtube stunt gone wrong. The shooting happened in Halstad, Minnesota, inside the couple's home.
YouTube says that it's removed ads from some two million videos and over 50,000 channels that featured disturbing content aimed at kids. Some of that content actually exploited children in videos. And while we've long known that YouTube struggles to keep bad stuff off of its platform, the fact that tens of thousands of channels involved doing bad things to children feels chilling.