Thursday, September 30, 2021

Senate hearing on social media an teen girl mental health

protest for jan 6 defendants 

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security, held a hearing today:

Protecting our Kids: Facebook, Instagram and Mental Health Harms

A WP story: Cat Zakrewski 

If 13 year old’s use the platforms  inevitably physical development will get tossed around by algorithms.

But when I was growing up around 1961, boys were concerned about competitive assets well before social media and with demands of reassurance by seeing people like me score

There is a difference between the tribal cohesion among Facebook friends and Twitter followers, as in this article from France.  

Update: Oct 3: CBS 60 min interview with Frances Haugen .  The dissoluton of civic integrity before JAN 6 is discussed..

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