CEOs from TikTok, X and Meta meet on Capitol Hill to talk child exploitation

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  • Source: NBC News
  • 01/31/2024
From NBC: "Here’s what to know about the online child safety hearing:

Chief executives of five big social media companies are set to testify: X (formerly known as Twitter), Meta, TikTok, Discord and Snap.

Efforts to regulate social media continue to ramp up across the U.S. amid concerns from some parents that social media platforms don’t do enough to keep kids safe.

In December, more than 200 organizations sent a letter urging Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to schedule a vote on the Kids Online Safety Act, or KOSA, which seeks to create liability, or a “duty of care,” for apps and online platforms that recommend content to minors that can negatively affect their mental health.

Other bipartisan bills, like the Stop CSAM Act, have also been introduced.

The tech executives are expected to reaffirm their commitment to child safety. Many of the social media platforms have pointed to various tools they offer as examples of how they are proactive about preventing exploitation online. Snap has said it supports KOSA."

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