Leaders from Snapchat, TikTok and YouTube Face Lawmakers About Child Safety

“Everything you do is to add more eyeballs, especially kids’, and keep them on your platforms for longer,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said at the start of a hearing by the Senate Commerce subcommittee on consumer protection that he heads.

“We’re hearing the same stories of harm” caused by YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat, Blumenthal said. “This is for Big Tech a Big Tobacco moment … It is a moment of reckoning,” he said. “There will be accountability. This time is different.”

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