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US Senate wants to hear Mark Zuckerberg again regarding social media impact in mental health

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Instagram manager Adam Mosseri were called to appear at a US Senate hearing.

US Senate wants to hear Mark Zuckerberg again regarding social media impact in mental health

US Senate wants to hear Mark Zuckerberg again regarding social media impact in mental health

The call came from Democrat Richard Blumenthal, head of the subcommittee responsible for consumer rights, and is related to recent news pointing to Instagram as a risk to teens’ mental health.

“Parents across America are deeply disturbed by ongoing reports that Facebook knows that Instagram can cause destructive and lasting harms to many teens and children, especially to their mental health and wellbeing,”

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“Those parents, and the twenty million teens that use your app, have a right to know the truth about the safety of Instagram”, Blumenthal wrote in a letter shared by The Verge.

Instagram’s impact on teenagers’ mental health was recently featured in The Wall Street Journal, which had access to internal Instagram documents where the company admits to having knowledge of the dangers the social network poses.

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