U.S. Senate panel to hold new hearing on social media impact on young users

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By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate will hold an Oct. 26 hearing with tech firms Snap’s Snapchat, TikTok, and Alphabet’s YouTube about their platforms’ impact on young users, a panel said on Tuesday. “Recent revelations about harm to kids online show that Big Tech is facing its Big Tobacco moment — a moment of reckoning,” said Senator Richard Blumenthal, who chairs the Senate Commerce consumer protection subcommittee holding the hearing. “We need to understand the impact of popular platforms like Snapchat, TikTok, and YouTube on children and what companies can do better …

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