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Lawmakers demand answers from Zuckerberg after investigation finds Instagram is toxic for teen girls

The questions follow a Wall Street Journal report about internal research at Facebook on the impact of Instagram on teens.

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Lawmakers are demanding answers from Mark Zuckerberg after an investigation finds Instagram is toxic for teen girls. Rep. Lori Trahan joins us to discuss.

The questions follow a Wall Street Journal report about internal research at Facebook on the impact of Instagram on teens.

.The report revealed Facebook's awareness of this impact, including an internal presentation that said 32% of teen girls said Instagram made them feel even worse when they were feeling bad about their bodies.Instagram's head of public policy Karina Newton responded to the report

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in a blog post, saying the company is looking into ways to steer users to different types of content, rather than fixating on more body image-focused posts that can lead to negative self-comparisons.Now, a group of Democrats from both houses of Congress is asking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for answers in a

letterdated Wednesday. In addition, leaders of the Senate Commerce subcommittee on consumer protection, Sens. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., announced a probe into Facebook over the allegations.The senators said Tuesday they are "in touch with a Facebook whistleblower and will use every resource at our disposal to investigate what Facebook knew and when they knew it — including seeking further documents and pursuing witness testimony."

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks about Instagram during a press event at Facebook headquarters.Justin Sullivan | Getty ImagesIn their letter to Zuckerberg, Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Reps. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., and Lori Trahan, D-Mass., called on Facebook to abandon its plans to launch a version of Instagram for kids. The three lawmakers have been vocal advocates for children's privacy and health protection online and have previously

been critical of Facebook's exploration of such a platform. Read more: CNBC »

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.... 🌹 Facebook is a shit show that's toxic for everyone. Social media is toxic to everyone. How abt tik tok? horrible

Instagram says it's working on body image issue after report details 'toxic' effect on teen girlsCNN News, delivered. Select from our newsletters below and enter your email to subscribe. Instagram should be working in banning all those bots. It's almost impossible to find a real comment in some sport-related posts Too many teens live a phone centered life and ignore the world around them to their own detriment. Sad!

Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic for Teen Girls, Company Documents ShowIts own in-depth research shows a significant teen mental-health issue that Facebook plays down in public. Part 2 in a series offering an unparalleled look inside the social-media giant’s failings—and its unwillingness or inability to address them. Novel idea, what if the parents didn’t allow teens on social media? sherylsandberg Novel idea. Maybe parents should tell their kids to lay off the french fries and soda

Facebook Internal Research Found Instagram Can Be Very Harmful To Young Girls, Report SaysI'm a British-born reporter covering breaking news for Forbes. Reach me: Well fucking Duh. Especially considering there are a bunch of creeps who can access ANYONE'S information online. Yeah, it’s the Instagram and not the anonymous sadistic users. That's good news imo

Facebook Internal Research Found Instagram Can Be Very Harmful To Young Girls, Report Says Facebook 's internal research found Instagram can be very harmful to young girls, according to a report

Instagram Knows Just How Damaging It Is for Teen GirlsAccording to a new report, Facebook has years of data detailing adverse mental-health outcomes for young users. Whoa Maybe they should cancel their accounts if they can’t hack it. And those issues existed way before IG was around. We have an issue as a community

California parents demand answers on school board member's profane tweets: 'Really disturbing to me'Parents in Chula Vista, California, are demanding answers from Kate Bishop, a member of the school board whose vile messages on Twitter recently went viral after a concerned father shared them on social media .