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Leaders from Snapchat, TikTok and YouTube will face lawmakers about child safety

Added 10-26-21 10:07:02am EST - “Executives from the three social media giants will appear before a Senate subcommittee on Thursday to answer questions about what they are doing to ensure the safety of their youngest users.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Leaders from Snapchat, TikTok and YouTube will face lawmakers about child safety”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The leaders of a Senate panel have called executives from YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat to face questions on what the companies are doing to ensure young users' safety. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

The leaders of a Senate panel have called executives from YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat to face questions on what the companies are doing to ensure young users' safety.

WASHINGTON — Bearing down on hugely popular social media platforms and their impact on children, the leaders of a Senate panel have called executives from YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat to face questions on what their companies are doing to ensure young users' safety.

The Senate Commerce subcommittee on consumer protection is fresh off a highly charged hearing with a former Facebook data scientist, who laid out internal company research showing that the company's Instagram photo-sharing service appears to seriously harm some teens.

The panel is widening its focus to examine other tech platforms, with millions or billions of users, that also compete for young people's attention and loyalty.

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