German cartoonist regrets Zuckerberg caricature

BERLIN (AP) - February 25, 2014

The cartoon published Friday in an early edition of Munich daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung prompted complaints of anti-Semitism from Jewish groups.

Later editions showed an empty hole where Zuckerberg's face had been.

Cartoonist Burkhard Mohr says he had intended to make a point about Facebook devouring rival WhatsApp and didn't realize the caricature resembled the kind of incitement to anti-Semitism printed by the Nazis.

Mohr told The Associated Press that he deeply regrets "this misunderstanding and any readers' feelings I may have hurt."

Facebook didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.

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