Snap, TikTok and YouTube need to do more to protect children, lawmakers say | Engadget

All three companies tried to head off criticism by drawing distinctions between their platforms and Facebook, which has recently drawn comparisons to tobacco companies. Throughout the hearing, they pushed the companies on issues like algorithmically-boosted content about eating disorders and self harm on YouTube and TikTok. The Senate Commerce Committee just wrapped up another three-hour hearing about social medias effect on children and teens. I understand from your testimony that your defense is were not Facebook, he said. It was the first time TikTok and Snap had appeared at such a hearing. It's not a defense to say that you are different.Please enter a valid email address Being different from Facebook is not a defense.
The Senate Commerce Committee just wrapped up another three-hour hearing about social medias effect on children and teens. But the latest hearing was different from previous ones in an important way:… [+3125 chars]