Senators Want Social-Media Apps to Share Research

Senators Want Social-Media Apps to Share Research

This post was originally published on this siteA bipartisan group of U.S. senators plans to introduce legislation that would require Meta Platforms and other social-media companies to provide outside researchers with data access.

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Instagram CEO to testify at Senate hearing on potential dangers for young users

Instagram CEO to testify at Senate hearing on potential dangers for young users

This post was originally published on this siteNPR’s Steve Inskeep speaks to Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee — ahead of Wednesday’s hearing on the impact of Instagram on kids.

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Instagram announces changes ahead of political grilling

Instagram announces changes ahead of political grilling

This post was originally published on this sitePlatform boss unveils new safety features a day before being quizzed by the US Senate.

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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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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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