Congress Is Closer Than Ever to Reining in Social Media

From a story on by Ruth Reader and Ben Leonard headlined “Congress is closer than ever to reining in social media”:

The fallout from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen’s explosive testimony about social media’s threat to children before the Senate Commerce Committee last fall is coming into focus.

There’s bipartisan support in Congress to ban targeted ads aimed at kids under 16, require tech firms to establish default safety tools to protect children online and give parents more control over their children’s web surfing.