Too Much Facebook Time Is Harmful To Your Child’s Health – Blackburn Op-Ed

Facebook Didn’t Create The Problem Of Teen Anxiety And Depression, But They Knowingly Exploited It For Profit. They Preyed On Our Children’s Deepest Insecurities And Threw Them Into An Algorithm Tailored To Make Them Feel Even Worse. Halting A Few Pilot Programs Or Advertisement Options Is Not Enough To Undo The Systemic Prioritization Of Profit Above All Else. Facebook Consciously Decided That Advertisements, New Platforms, And Growth Were Worth The Mental Anguish Of Millions Of Young People.

Facebook’s Time Of Reckoning Is Now. Parents And Teens Deserve Resolution Before This Spiral Becomes Irreversible.

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Facebook Pauses Instagram For Kids Prior To Hearing Called By Blackburn

Just Days Before The U.S. Senate Is Set To Hold A Hearing Entitled “Protecting Kids Online: Facebook, Instagram, And Mental Health Harms,” Facebook Has Made The Decision To Pause Instagram Kids For Now.

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Blackburn Calls On Facebook To Disclose Internal Research On Children’s Mental Health

U.S. Senators Blackburn And Blumenthal Called On Facebook To Release Its Internal Research On The Potentially Harmful Impact Of Its Platforms On Youth Mental Health And Explain How This Research Has Been Used To Promote And Market Their Products To Young Users.

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