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Instagram chief faces backlash after awkward comparison between cars and social media safety

Instagram chief faces backlash after awkward comparison between cars and social media safety

Adam Mosseri, the head of Facebook’s Instagram service, came under a flurry of criticism Thursday after comparing the value of social networks to society to that of cars. “We know that more people die than would otherwise because of car accidents, but by and large, cars create way more value in the world than they destroy,” Mosseri said Wednesday on the Recode Media podcast. “And I think social media is similar.”

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