Sen. Richard Blumenthal (R-Conn.) doubled down on his calls for Facebook’s CEO to testify before the Senate following a whistleblower’s claims. In an interview Wednesday, the Republican lawmaker said Mark Zuckerberg has an obligation to tell the public about how his company is weaponizing hate speech and endangering children.
The Senate Commerce Subcommittee held a hearing on the impact Facebook had on young people. On Capitol Hill Tuesday, former Facebook Product Manager for Civil Misinformation, Frances Haugen testified before the committee about the harmful effects the company had on adolescents.
A whistleblower from Facebook is set to testify before a Senate Committee on the harmful effects of the social media platform on young users. One Americas John Hines caught up with Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) to get her thoughts on the latest concerns with Facebook and Instagram.