Senators ask Facebook to respond after WSJ report on Instagram’s impact on young users

Senators ask Facebook to respond after WSJ report on Instagram's impact on young users

Sens Richard Blumenthal and Marsha Blackburn said they would launch an investigation into Facebook Inc.’s internal research into the way its Instagram photo- and video-sharing service affects younger users, a Wall Street Journal investigation reveals. knew the app was harmful to some people in that group.

The Democratic chairman and ranking Republican on the Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security Subcommittee on Tuesday also said they had been in contact with someone they identified as a “Facebook whistleblower” and “under Facebook’s investigation.” Will use every resource at our disposal to know and when they knew it – including seeking further documentation and pursuing witness testimony.” In the statement, the senators said, “The Wall Street Journal’s blockbuster reporting may only be the tip of the iceberg.”

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