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Instagram harmful to teens? US Congress to open investigation

A few days ago, the Wall Street Journal published a survey of the popular social network for young people, claiming that the company was aware that it could “ cause harm to teenage girls “, with supporting internal documents as reported by The Verge.

The politicians quickly seized on this matter to launch an investigation, in particular the senators Richard Blumenthal and Marsha Blackburn: “ It is clear that Facebook is incapable of being held accountable ”, they claim.

When given the opportunity to frankly tell us what he knew about Instagram’s impact on young users, Facebook provided evasive responses that were misleading and concealed clear evidence of significant damage “, they add.

Facebook did not wish to respond to our colleagues.

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