WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, Chair of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security will convene a hearing titled “Protecting Kids Online: Facebook, Instagram, and Mental Health Harms” at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Children and teens face immense peer pressure and social expectations to broadcast their lives online. Recent Wall Street Journal investigations have revealed troubling insights regarding what Facebook knows about how Instagram affects young users, including their mental health. This hearing will cover Facebook’s research into the impact of its apps on young audiences, its actions to address threats to these users, and policy considerations to safeguard kids online.
- Antigone Davis, Director, Global Head of Safety, Facebook
Thursday, September 30, 2021
10:30 a.m. EDT
Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security Hearing
Commerce Committee Hearing Room, Russell 253
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Antigone DavisGlobal Head of Safety