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By Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press
Vickie Cartwright, the interim superintendent of schools in Broward County, Florida, one of the nation’s largest school districts, said the U.S. government should take action if TikTok won’t get rid of dangerous posts that hurt American schools.
By Lorne Cook, Associated Press
The European Union has drawn up plans to help people better understand when they are seeing political ads online and who is responsible for them.
By Saher Khan, Vignesh Ramachandran
And while social media giants like Facebook and Twitter have come under intense scrutiny for hosting misinformation, private messaging services like Telegram, South Korea’s Kakao, the China-based WeChat and the largest--WhatsApp--have been more difficult to monitor because they host private,…
By Nicole Ellis
What responsibility are the companies taking to remedy these concerns and what do parents and caregivers need to know about how the use of these platforms may impact young children and teens?…
By Associated Press
Lawmakers pressed Facebook to provide its data to independent researchers who can look at how its products could be harmful. Facebook has said it has privacy concerns about how such data would be shared.
By News Desk
The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs is expected to hold a hearing Thursday about how social media platforms amplify domestic extremist content.
By Amanda Seitz, Associated Press
Internal Facebook documents reveal a country lit “on fire” in the days after controversial social media posts from then-President Donald Trump last year.
By William Brangham, Courtney Norris, Claire Mufson
A Senate committee is widening its investigation into the impact social media platforms have on children, teens and young adults, with more apps facing congressional scrutiny. William Brangham reports with Jean Twenge, a psychology professor and author of "iGen: Why…
By Marcy Gordon, Associated Press
YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat are offering only "tweaks and minor changes" in their operations to ensure young users' safety amid rising concern over the platforms' potential harm to children, the head of a Senate panel told the companies' executives.
By Marcy Gordon, Matt O'Brien, Associated Press
Senators put executives from YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat on the defensive Tuesday, questioning them about what they’re doing to ensure young users’ safety on their platforms.
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