▶ZUCKER­BERG SORRY FOR VIR­TUAL TOUR OF DEV­AS­TATED PUERTO RICO:

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MOUN­TAIN VIEW (AP) — Mark Zucker­berg has apol­o­gized for show­cas­ing Face­book’s vir­tual re­al­ity ca­pa­bil­ity with a tour of hur­ri­caner­av­aged Puerto Rico.

The Face­book founder and an­other ex­ec­u­tive dis­cussed the plat­form’s vir­tual re­al­ity pro­ject through avatars in a video recorded live Mon­day.

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.

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.

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