Mark Zuckerberg publicly apologised for Facebook’s negative effects, posting a message to mark the Jewish Yom Kippur holiday on Saturday in a year in which the social network has come under fire for spreading misinformation.

“For the ways my work was used to divide people rather than bring us together, I ask forgiveness and I will work to do better,” Zuckerberg wrote in a post on his Facebook page.

Saturday night marked the end of Yom Kippur, the Jewish “day of atonement” and Judaism’s holiest day of the year in which it is customary to fast, to reflect on the past year and to forgive and ask forgiveness for one’s wrongful actions.

Read the article by Alexei Oreskovic in Business Insider Australia.

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