Facebook pushes data on harmful children
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Facebook is pressuring the US senator to publish all internal investigations into how the product affects users after a series of exposures about the damage some platforms can do to vulnerable groups, including children.
The US Senate Commerce Committee senator lobbied Antigone Davis, head of global security for the social media company, during Thursday’s inquiry into a hearing on the protection of children and adolescents in line. .. Report on Kiran Stacy and Hannah Murphy.
The Wall Street Journal recently published a document from a whistleblower and how his product affects the mental health of young users, including Facebook’s growing interest in teenage body image. Indicates that you have data on.
Facebook released two of those treaties on Wednesday, but senators are expected to go further and publish any research into the potential damage the platform could cause and the data underlying it. I asked.
Richard Blumenthal, Democratic chairman of the Senate consumer protection subcommittee, accused him of hiding “strong, compelling and fascinating evidence” of the harm the company’s platform is doing to children. He told Davis: “Please promise to fully disclose all of the thousands of pages of documents the whistleblower has and any documents that may be available.”
Facebook’s share has fallen nearly 10% this month as it grapples with the biggest public relations crisis since the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the impact of recent changes to its ad targeting policy. ‘Apple. Madhumita Murgia’s Comments Facebook also has little control over how advertisements target users.
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