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Adam Mosseri vs Congress: Why the Senate believes Instagram is bad for kids

Instagram is in the crosshairs of Congress. The social app’s chief, Adam Mosseri, is expected to testify before a Senate panel in the week of December 6. Mosseri will appear as part of a series of hearings about online safety for kids, The New York Times reports. The hearing will be led by Senator Richard Blumenthal, who heads the Senate Commerce subcommittee on consumer protection. “After bombshell reports about Instagram’s toxic impacts, we want to hear straight from the company’s leadership w...
Tags: Startups, Instagram, Congress, Senate, New York Times, Insider, Richard Blumenthal, Senate Commerce, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Plugged


Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri is to testify before Congress for the first time, as lawmakers seek answers on child safety

Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri.Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for WIRED Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri is to testify before Congress for the first time, on child safety, the NYT reports. His scheduled appearance comes after a backlash over internal research leaked by the Facebook whistleblower. The research found that Instagram made body image issues worse for one in three teen girls. Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri is to appear before Congress for the first time, to answer questions about child safety on ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Children, Congress, Trends, Mental Health, New York Times, The Times, Meta, Times, Richard Blumenthal, Adam, Blumenthal, Tech Insider


The Head of Instagram Agrees To Testify as Congress Probes the App's Effects on Young People

Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, has agreed for the first time to testify before Congress, as bipartisan anger mounts over harms to young people from the app. From a report: Mr. Mosseri is expected to appear before a Senate panel during the week of Dec. 6 as part of a series of hearings on protecting children online, said Senator Richard Blumenthal, who will lead the hearing. Mr. Mosseri's appearance follows hearings this year with Antigone Davis, the global head of safety for Meta, the pare...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, Senate, Tech, Connecticut, Davis, Meta, Zuckerberg, Richard Blumenthal, Blumenthal, Instagram and Facebook, Commerce Committee, Antigone Davis, Adam Mosseri


Below the Radar: Jaime’s Law Returns

Below the Radar: Jaime’s Law Returns United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- When I warned loyal Ammoland readers that anti-Second Amendment extremists would not give up, even after Second Amendment supporters favorable Supreme Court rulings, I noted there were many legislative avenues they would try short of banning guns. One such avenue was re-introduced recently. Jaime’s Law, which is named for Jaime Guttenberg, who was killed in the Parkland shooting, is formally known as HR 2715 in the House of...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, Reagan, House Of Representatives, Silicon Valley, Gun Rights, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Richard Blumenthal, Harold, Broward County, Jaime, NICS, Guttenberg, Gun Rights News


Anonymity has always been part of the internet, but Facebook wants us to use our real names in the metaverse. Should we allow fake identities online?

Social media is rife with fake accounts, anonymous users, and alternate profiles. Getting rid of anonymity won't solve the problems of the internet.Marianne Ayala/Insider Facebook has long pushed for people to use their real identity on its platforms.  But digital anonymity has been part of the internet since it began — and users love having the option.  For all the downsides of fake accounts, doing away with anonymity won't solve the internet's problems.  Drew is a Brooklyn-based...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Saudi Arabia, Wikipedia, Russia, Trends, Brooklyn, Aol, Anonymity, Donald Trump, Pew Research Center, Richard Blumenthal, Blumenthal, Jane Meyer, Drew Austin, Marianne Ayala Insider Facebook


US Lawmakers Call for Privacy Legislation After Reuters Report on Amazon Lobbying

Five members of Congress called for federal consumer-privacy legislation after a Reuters report published Friday revealed how Amazon has led an under-the-radar campaign to gut privacy protections in 25 states while amassing a valuable trove of personal data on American consumers. From a report: "Amazon shamefully launched a campaign to squash privacy legislation while its devices listen to and watch our lives," U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat who has been involved in bipa...
Tags: Amazon, Congress, Oregon, US, Tech, Connecticut, Ron Wyden, Reuters, Richard Blumenthal, Amazon Lobbying


YouTube, TikTok, Snap seek to distance themselves from Facebook

Social media companies YouTube, TikTok and Snap sought to distance themselves before lawmakers Tuesday from the backlash facing rival Facebook Inc., emphasizing they have established privacy protections for kids and teens on their platforms. The Senate Commerce Committee’s consumer protection panel, led by Connecticut Democrat Richard Blumenthal and Tennessee Republican Marsha Blackburn, are examining efforts by Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube, ByteDance Ltd’s TikTok and Snap Inc. to protect the privac...
Tags: Facebook, Business, News, Congress, Tennessee, Connecticut, Richard Blumenthal, Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc, Marsha Blackburn, Senate Commerce Committee, Snap Inc, Tiktok, YouTube TikTok, YouTube TikTok Snap, YouTube ByteDance Ltd


Blumenthal says Facebook's calls for regulation are the 'height of disingenuousness'

Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Sunday balked at claims made by Facebook that it would support government regulation of social media platforms, calling it the "height of disingenuousness."
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U.S. Senator Blumenthal Calls on Facebook's Zuckerberg to Testify

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat, called on Wednesday for Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg to...
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Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal says Facebook is 'proffering more talk & crocodile tears' after executive defends the company following whistle blower report

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg (L). Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) Michael Macor/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images; Ken Cedeno-Pool/Getty Images Last week, a whistleblower said Facebook doesn't address harmful content because of profits. On Sunday, a Facebook executive defended the company in several interviews. Sen. Blumenthal doubled down on analogies that the company is similar to Big Tobacco. Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Facebook is "proffering...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Congress, Senate, Trends, Getty Images, Commerce, Cbs, Abc News, Richard Blumenthal, San Francisco Chronicle, Blumenthal, Clegg, Big Tobacco, L


Facebook exec Nick Clegg called Big Tobacco comparisons 'extremely misleading' but said the company needs to be 'held to account' after whistleblower testimony

Facebook executive Nick Clegg defended Facebook amid mounting scrutiny during an appearance on ABC News' "This Week.". ABC News/This Week Facebook executive Nick Clegg on Sunday defended the company against comparisons to Big Tobacco. The social-media giant has been under intense scrutiny after a former employee publicly criticized the company. While he defended the company, Clegg admitted Facebook needed to be "held to account." Nick Clegg, who works as the vice president for global...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Instagram, Congress, Senate, Trends, Nick Clegg, Cbs, Silicon Valley, Richard Blumenthal, Yahoo News, Clegg, Big Tobacco, Big Tech, Tech Insider


Biden: Republicans playing ‘Russian roulette’ with US economy over debt ceiling – live

Senator Richard Blumenthal calls for more Facebook whistleblowersSenator Chris Coons says there may be 50 votes for filibuster reformSenate to vote on raising debt ceilingSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailJoe Biden is meeting with top US bank and business leaders today about the debt limit, with specific plans to shame Republicans for their “obstruction and political games” in using the filibuster to block the Democrats and their efforts to raise the debt limit. Once ag...
Tags: Facebook, Republicans, Congress, US, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, US Senate, US Congress, Biden, Richard Blumenthal, Chris Coons, emailJoe Biden


Senator urges more Facebook whistleblowers to come forward – live

• Richard Blumenthal also calls on Mark Zuckerberg to testify• Frances Haugen testified about Facebook’s harms on Tuesday• Senate to vote on raising debt ceilingSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailSenator Chris Coons has told reporters that “there very well may be” 50 votes in the Senate to change the filibuster rules to bypass the Republicans and allow the Democrats move forward and raise the debt limit.Reminder: Centrist Democrat senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Republicans, Senate, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, US Senate, US Congress, Richard Blumenthal, Chris Coons, Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, Frances Haugen


10 things in tech you need to know today

Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. Facebook's whistleblower testified that "the buck stops with Mark." Frances Haugen told a Senate committee that there's no one currently holding Zuckerberg accountable - but that a federal oversight board could keep Facebook in check.But Ha...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Senate, Africa, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Silicon Valley, Musk, Zuckerberg, Forbes, Richard Blumenthal


The most important moments from the Facebook whistleblower's testimony: 'The buck stops with Mark'

Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen arrives to testify before a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Washington. Drew Angerer/Pool via AP Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before Congress Tuesday. The hearing comes after she leaked internal documents showing the company's controversial practices. She testified that Facebook prioritized profits over stopping ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Instagram, Congress, Senate, Massachusetts, Trends, Social Media, Capitol Hill, MSI, Wall Street Journal, Tech Companies, Mark, Richard Blumenthal


Senator says Facebook will 'haunt a generation' and blasts Mark Zuckerberg for going sailing during whistleblower hearing

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, left, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) Michael Macor/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images; Ken Cedeno-Pool/Getty Images Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal criticized Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday. Blumenthal said Facebook's inaction on Instagram's effect on teens will "haunt a generation." "Zuckerberg's new policy is no apologies, no admissions, no acknowledgement," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. In...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Instagram, Congress, Senate, Trends, Bloomberg, Getty Images, Connecticut, Silicon Valley, Securities And Exchange Commission, Zuckerberg, Richard Blumenthal, San Francisco Chronicle, Duke Ellington


US Lawmakers Demand Facebook Probes; Whistleblower Says Children Harmed

U.S. lawmakers pounded Facebook on Tuesday, accusing CEO Mark Zuckerberg of pushing for higher profits while being cavalier about user safety and they demanded regulators investigate whistleblower accusations that the social media company harms children and stokes divisions. Reuters: Coming a day after Facebook and its units including Instagram suffered a major outage, whistleblower Frances Haugen testified in a congressional hearing that "for more than five hours Facebook wasn't used to deepen ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, US, Tech, Capitol Hill, Zuckerberg, Reuters, Richard Blumenthal, Blumenthal, Marsha Blackburn, Senate Commerce, Haugen, Frances Haugen, Whistleblower Says Children Harmed


Sen. Amy Klobuchar says Congress has 'done nothing' to oversee Facebook because tech companies are 'throwing money around this town'

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is welcomed by US Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota before a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on Capitol Hill on October 5, 2021. Drew Angerer/Pool/AFP/Getty Images Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is testifying before a Senate subcommittee today. Klobuchar said tech lobbyists "throwing a bunch of money around this town" were preventing action. The hearing is focusing on Faceboo...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Minnesota, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Connecticut, Amy Klobuchar, Capitol Hill, Lobbying, Lobbyists, Richard Blumenthal, Facebook Instagram, Klobuchar, Big Tech


United States: Senator Asks FCC To Do More On Robocalls And Unsolicited Texts - Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

Last Friday, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal wrote to FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel, asking the FCC to take action to "strengthen our anti-robocall laws, require carriers to blog...
Tags: News, Fcc, United States, Richard Blumenthal, Selz, Jessica Rosenworcel, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein


As a Facebook whistleblower prepares to speak out, what can be done to rein in tech firms?

Pressure piles on social media firms after US senators challenge Instagram over impact of app on children’s mental healthUS lawmakers have left Facebook in no doubt this week that revelations about the impact of its Instagram app on teen mental health have further damaged the company’s reputation. The Democrat senator Richard Blumenthal said the social network was “indefensibly delinquent” in its behaviour and had “chosen growth over children’s mental health”, after the Wall Street Journal (WSJ)...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Business, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, US, Social Media, Life and style, Society, World news, Regulators, US news, Mental Health, Body Image


Senator doesn't get what a 'finsta' is

Sen. Richard Blumenthal grilled a Facebook executive about "finstas," or fake Instagram accounts. The slang term is primarily used to describe a private Instagram account created by teens to interact with a trusted group of family and/or friends.
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Senator doesn't get what 'finsta' is

Sen. Richard Blumenthal grilled a Facebook executive about "finstas," or fake Instagram accounts. The slang term is primarily used to describe a private Instagram account created by teens to interact with a trusted group of family and/or friends.
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Congressman doesn't understand what a 'finsta' is

Sen. Richard Blumenthal grilled a Facebook executive about "finstas," or fake Instagram accounts. The slang term is primarily used to describe a private Instagram account created by teens to interact with a trusted group of family and/or friends.
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Congressman doesn't get what a 'finsta' is

Sen. Richard Blumenthal grilled a Facebook executive about "finstas," or fake Instagram accounts. The slang term is primarily used to describe a private Instagram account created by teens to interact with a trusted group of family and/or friends.
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Stories, Richard Blumenthal


Richard Blumenthal Was Right to Ask Facebook About “Ending Finsta”

Despite the mockery from experts, the senator knew what he was talking about.
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Facebook chief explains 'Finsta' to US senator

"Will you commit to ending 'finsta'?" Senator Richard Blumenthal asked a Facebook executive.
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Sens. Cruz and Blumenthal to hold subcommittee hearing on 'toxic conservatorships' ahead of Britney Spears hearing

#FreeBritney activists protest at Los Angeles Grand Park during a conservatorship hearing for Britney Spears on June 23, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Rich Fury/Getty Images Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Ted Cruz are planning to hold a hearing on "toxic conservatorships." The hearing is set for Sep. 28, a day before Britney Spears' hearing in Los Angeles. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sens. Ted Cruz and Richard Blumenthal announced on Tuesday that they plan to hold...
Tags: Politics, Entertainment, Los Angeles, Trends, Ted Cruz, Britney Spears, Richard Blumenthal, Sen Ted Cruz, Los Angeles California, Senate Committee, Blumenthal, Los Angeles Grand Park, Sens Ted Cruz, Sen Blumenthal, Conservatorship, Jamie Spears


TikTok Under Fire Over ‘Devious Licks’ Viral Challenge Inspiring Students To Vandalize School Bathrooms

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U.S. Senator Concerned American, JetBlue Partnership Will Raise Prices

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat who has been outspoken on antitrust issues, expressed concern to the...
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Facebook knows Instagram harms teens. Now, its plan to open the app to kids looks worse than ever

Facebook is in the hot seat again. The Wall Street Journal published a powerful multi-part series on the company this week, drawing from internal documents on everything from the company’s secretive practice of whitelisting celebrities to its knowledge that Instagram is taking a serious toll on the mental health of teen girls. The flurry of investigative pieces makes it clear that what Facebook says in public doesn’t always reflect the company’s knowledge on known issues behind the scenes. The r...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Teens, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, Social Media, Tech, Mental Health, The Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal, Blackburn, WSJ, Data Security