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February 1, 2024

‘Blood on your hands’: Mark Zuckerberg among social media bosses grilled over child exploitation concerns 

  • Social media bosses, including Mark Zuckerberg, were accused of having “blood on [their] hands” at a US hearing.
  • Companies were criticised for not doing enough to protect children from being exploited on their platforms, making children susceptible to online predators, eating disorder content, unrealistic beauty standards, and bullying.
  • Zuckerberg apologised to the families of children who have been harmed by online content.
  • For more, please visit the Sky News website.

Gen Z boys and men more likely than baby boomers to believe feminism harmful, says poll 

  • A study from King’s College London has found a fifth of men aged 16-29 look favourably on social media influencer Andrew Tate – who is facing charges in Romania of human trafficking, rape and forming a criminal gang to sexually exploit women.
  • Tate is also discussed hitting and choking women, claiming to be “absolutely a misogynist”.
  • The research found that 37% of men 16-29 years old, consider “toxic masculinity” to be an unhelpful phrase, roughly double the number of young women who do not like it.
  • For more, please visit The Guardian website.

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Seized MDMA tablets linked to youth deaths 

  • In Scotland, detectives are warning about the increased use of potentially lethal ecstasy tablets after a number were discovered.
  • A report by Public Health Scotland, reported the association between the tablets and the deaths of young people.
  • Chief Supt Faroque Hussain of Police Scotland has emphasised their partnership efforts to minimise substance harm and to address the level of drug deaths.
  • For more, please visit the BBC News website.