Lawmakers have criticized the CEOs of Meta, TikTok, X, Snap, and Discord for ignoring the content on their platforms that’s harmful for children. The leaders have been accused by the Senate Judiciary Committee for prioritizing profits while jeopardizing the well-being of children. They’ve been compared to cigarette makers and accused of having ‘blood on their hands’. While some leaders have shown up after being forced by subpoena, they’re still accused of neglecting harmful content on their platforms. Some lawmakers have pushed for protecting children online, with some calling for measures for stopping the spread of child sexual abuse material. Additionally, the White House has also pointed out the contribution of social media to the youth mental health crisis. However, several measures aimed at holding tech companies accountable have failed, as Congress has repeatedly struggled to pass relevant laws despite the increasing dangers posed to children online. While some companies have made changes to their services so as to safeguard children and teenagers, others have been accused of not doing enough in terms of bolstering the safety of young users.
Senators Condemn Tech Giants for Enabling Online Child Sexual Exploitation
The career of Roger Fidler exemplifies a warning: Sometimes, you can predict the future but still fall victim to it. Three decades ago, Mr. Fidler was a media executive promoting a vision of the future for newspapers. The rise of digital technology would allow for news to be accessed on portable devices all day long, […]Read More
Roger Fidler has had a front-row seat to the digital revolution in the newspaper industry. Thirty years ago, he was advocating for the future of newspapers as portable digital devices that would offer multimedia content to readers. While his vision has largely come to fruition with people constantly online and engaged with news, traditional media […]Read More
President Biden will issue an executive order to restrict the sale of American data to China, Russia, and four other countries in an effort to protect sensitive information from being used for malicious purposes. The order aims to prevent personally identifying data, such as locations, health records, and genetics, from being obtained by these countries […]Read More