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Zuckerberg apologizes for his tone-deaf VR cartoon tour of Puerto Rico devastation

Original story at TechCrunch• 2 mentions • 1 week ago

TechCrunch 1 week ago

 
Mark Zuckerberg is apologizing today after his Facebook Live video discussing his company’s efforts to aid Puerto Rico’s recovery raised some serious eyebrows. Yesterday, Zuckerberg used the company’s VR app Spaces to tour through an NPR-produced 360 video of Puerto Rico. Zuck’s cartoon avatar pointed attention to various features of Puerto Rico’s destruction while another Facebook executive remarked “it’s crazy to feel like you’re in the middle of it.” The video induced quite a few cringes as the tech billionaire visited Puerto Rico’s destruction inside virtual reality as a cartoon. “Do you want to teleport somewhere else?” Zuckerberg’s VR avatar ...
 
 
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10 Oct
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Just like I said yesterday: Zuckerberg apologizes for his tone-deaf VR cartoon tour of Puerto Rico devastation https://t.co/ZG3eBq40Dm #lol
10 Oct
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Zuckerberg apologizes for his tone-deaf VR cartoon tour of Puerto Rico devastation https://t.co/4oKp4vV2HO by @lucasmtny