Senate Questions Social Media Executives On Harm to Kids

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Executives from several social media platforms like YouTube and Snapchat were questioned by senators Tuesday about how they plan to keep kids safe online.

It comes after former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen testified that Instagram appears to seriously harm teens, especially young girls.

Senators are asking these platforms to stop prioritizing profit over safety and put measures in place to protect kids.

There are at least two bills the Senate that would try to address these issues.

One would make it illegal for social media companies to track child user data. The other would hold companies legally responsible if a child is exploited on an app.