TikTok, YouTube, and Snap execs in Senate hotseat over social media’s impact on kids

On Tuesday, October 26th, US Senators from the Commerce subcommittee on consumer protection grilled executives from social media platforms TikTok, Snapchat, and YouTube about the steps they are taking to keep kids safe on their platforms. Both Democrats and Republicans voiced their concerns about social media’s impact on the mental health of young users including specific topics such as online bullying, eating disorders, and manipulative influencer marketing.

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