Oct 26, 2021. Josh Golin statement regarding October 26 congressional hearing with Snap, TikTok, and YouTube

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David Monahan, Fairplay (david@fairplayforkids.org)

Josh Golin statement regarding October 26 congressional hearing with Snap, TikTok, and YouTube

BOSTON, MA —Tuesday, October 26, 2021—“If TikTok, Snap and YouTube were as wonderful and responsive to concerns as their representatives asserted, there wouldn’t have been any need for hearings. Unfortunately, these platforms are plagued by the same problems as Facebook and Instagram: privacy abuses, and design features and content that jeopardize young people’s wellbeing and safety. The underlying issue is a business model that prioritizes engagement and data collection over the best interests of children. That’s why we need a US design code. Legislative proposals like the KIDS Act and the Kids PRIVCY Act will get us there but only if Congress acts with the urgency these issues require.“ Josh Golin, Executive Director, Fairplay, regarding today’s Senate Commerce hearing.

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