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By Farnoush Amiri, 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, 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.
By Marcy Gordon, Matt O'Brien, Associated Press
The ban on vaccine misinformation comes as countries around the world continue to offer free immunizations for COVID-19 to a somewhat hesitant public.
By Amanda Seitz, Associated Press
YouTube has suspended U.S. Sen. Rand Paul for seven days after the Kentucky Republican posted a misleading video suggesting face masks don't prevent infection by COVID-19. The video was also removed.
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By Joshua Barajas
Democratic lawmakers have signaled that they wanted to address the structural issues embedded in these platforms that can boost misinformation and become hubs for extremism.
By Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press
In a letter sent Tuesday to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, the House Oversight and Reform subcommittee on economic and consumer policy says YouTube isn't doing enough to protect kids from material that could harm them.
YouTube says it has removed five channels run by Myanmar’s military for violating its guidelines.
By Candice Norwood
Twitter said it was locking the president's account for 12 hours, and would keep it locked if some tweets were not removed.
By Matt O'Brien, Mae Anderson, Associated Press
Ahead of the election, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube promised to clamp down on election misinformation, up to and including unsubstantiated charges of fraud and premature declarations of victory by candidates.
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