The impact of social media on kids is again the focus of a Senate hearing

Does social media use harm children? That’s one question senators will be asking executives from YouTube, Snap and TikTok at Tuesday’s hearing on Capitol Hill.


Social media is responsible for cyberbullying, violence, even eating disorders among teens. That’s what a Facebook whistleblower told a Senate committee earlier this month. Today, that same committee wants to know if other social media companies are safe for kids. Executives from YouTube, Snapchat and TikTok will testify today. We’ll hear from Senator Amy Klobuchar in a moment. But first, NPR’s Miles Parks is here on what we can expect from this hearing. Hey,

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