Instagram Director Adam Mosseri’s hearing in a US Senate committee began on Wednesday evening, Sweden time.
He rejects criticism of the social media giant – which says some young people feel bad about using Instagram.
Young people sometimes face difficult problems when they come to Instagram. On these occasions, I think Instagram can help a lot of them, says Mosseri in his introductory presentation in the Senate.
He says Instagram research supports this claim.
The hearing comes after several notable discoveries that have rocked the company. Enjoy the reputable Wall Street Journal straight Articles Internal documents were mined that indicate, among other things, that the owner of Instagram Meta (formerly Facebook) knew that the company’s products were harmful to young women.
The giant company denied this information, but at the same time promised improvement. However, the reports have made waves in the political field that now require answers from Instagram Director Adam Mosseri.
Senators Richard Blumenthal and Marsha Blackburn will chair the session.
I hope you understand the frustration of the American people. They appreciate what the Internet can do, but feel that you are turning a blind eye to how your apps are creating addiction and affecting children, Blackburn told Mosseri.
Mosseri is testifying before the Senate under the description “Protecting Children Online: Instagram and Reforms for Young Users.” According to the Senate, the purpose of the hearing is to “clarify what Instagram knows about how they affect young users, and their obligations regarding potential legislative reforms and solutions.”
Instagram has previously opted, after criticism, not to continue working on a version of its platform that specifically targets children.
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