The impact of social media on kids is again the focus of a Senate hearing

The impact of social media on kids is again the focus of a Senate hearing

This post was originally published on this siteDoes social media use harm children? That’s one question senators will be asking executives from YouTube, Snap and TikTok at Tuesday’s hearing on Capitol Hill.

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Klobuchar: ‘Facebook knew’ it was hurting communities

Klobuchar: ‘Facebook knew’ it was hurting communities

This post was originally published on this siteSen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), the chair of the Senate Judiciary antitrust subcommittee, on Monday said she believes Facebook knew its platform was promoting extremism and hurting its communities.Her statement comes after Facebook…

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Facebook says it’s winning the fight against hate speech targeting Black Americans. Its own research says otherwise.

Facebook says it’s winning the fight against hate speech targeting Black Americans. Its own research says otherwise.

This post was originally published on this siteFacebook whistleblower Frances Haugen internal documents show that Facebook removes a fraction of hate speech and threats against Black users.     

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Ex-Facebook employee Frances Haugen testifies before Senate panel

Ex-Facebook employee Frances Haugen testifies before Senate panel

This post was originally published on this siteDemocrats and Republicans vow to work together to strengthen online child-privacy laws after Haugen testified about Instagram and Facebook dangers for young users. Facebook rejects her portrayal.

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Whistleblower to Congress: Facebook products harm children and weaken democracy

Whistleblower to Congress: Facebook products harm children and weaken democracy

This post was originally published on this site A former Facebook employee will compare the social network to big tobacco at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, saying the company has hidden what it knows about the harms of its products. (Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Facebook chooses ‘profit over safety,’ says whistleblower

Facebook chooses ‘profit over safety,’ says whistleblower

This post was originally published on this site The whistleblower who shared a trove of Facebook documents alleging the social media giant knew its products were fueling hate and harming children’s mental health revealed her identity Sunday in a televised interview, and accused the company of choosing “profit over safety.”...

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