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Mark Zuckerberg Gave An Uncomfortable VR Tour Of Puerto Rico, And People Weren't Pleased

By Mark Pygas

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apologized in a Facebook comment after he gave a tour of Puerto Rico, which was devastated by hurricane Maria. The live stream discussed Facebook's efforts to relieve the island, but many criticized it for superimposing a smiling avatar of Zuckerberg over images of submerged streets which looked absolutely devastated by the water. It clearly wasn't a smart move for Facebook to use the island as it's focal point to showcase it's technology as many in Puerto Rico are still without power or clean water. The devastating Hurricane Maria has left the island reeling still, and efforts to improve the conditions haven't stopped.

So when people saw what Facebook decided to do with their VR tour, you won't be surprised to know many found the whole stunt in very poor taste.

You can watch the stream below. 

Live from virtual reality -- teleporting to Puerto Rico to discuss our partnership with NetHope and American Red Cross to restore connectivity and rebuild communities.

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Monday, October 9, 2017