MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) – Mark Zuckerberg has apologized for showcasing Facebook’s virtual reality capability with a tour of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.
The Facebook founder and another executive discussed the platform’s virtual reality project through avatars in a videorecorded live Monday.READ MORE: Man Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Rob Chase Bank In Weatherford
The video begins with the avatars pictured on the roof of Facebook’s Mountain View, California, headquarters before heading to Puerto Rico by using a 360-degree video recorded by National Public Radio as a backdrop.READ MORE: Family Of 'Kind Hearted, Caring' Man Slain In Oak Lawn Question Robbery As Motive In 'Senseless' Crime
Zuckerberg later responded to critics, writing that his goal of showing “how VR can raise awareness and help us see what’s happening in different parts of the world” wasn’t clear. He says he’s sorry to anyone who was offended.
Facebook is also working to restore internet connectivity on the island and has donated money to the relief effort.MORE NEWS: State Fair Vendors Facing Tight Labor Market
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