WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chair of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security will convene a hearing titled, “Protecting Kids Online: Instagram and Reforms for Young Users,” at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. News reports, whistleblower revelations, and academic research are providing a clearer view of the impact of social media applications on children and teens, especially on their mental health and wellbeing. Parents are deeply concerned about the product designs and powerful algorithms that push content to kids and create addiction-like behaviors. This hearing will address what Instagram knows about its impacts on young users, its commitments to reform, and potential legislative solutions.
- Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram
Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Committee Hearing Room, Russell 253
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Adam MosseriHead of Instagram