Created: September 30, 2021 02:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing lawmakers’ outrage against Facebook over its handling of internal research on harm to teens from Instagram, a Facebook executive is telling Congress that the company is working to protect young people on its platforms. And she disputes the way a recent newspaper story describes what the research shows.
Antigone Davis, Facebook’s head of global safety, was testifying for a Senate Commerce subcommittee Thursday. Davis was summoned by the panel as public pressure builds against Facebook for privately compiling information that its Instagram photo-sharing service appears to grievously harm some teens, especially girls, while publicly downplaying the popular platform’s negative impact.
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