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Senators put YouTube, TikTok, Snap on defensive on kids' use

Oct. 26, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators put executives from YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat on the defensive Tuesday, questioning them about what they’re doing to ensure young users’ safety on their platforms. Citing the harm that can come to vulnerable young people from the sites...

Ex-Facebook manager criticizes company, urges more oversight

Oct. 05, 2021 21:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — While accusing the giant social network of pursuing profits over safety, a former Facebook data scientist told Congress Tuesday she believes stricter government oversight could alleviate the dangers the company poses, from harming children to inciting political violence to...

EXPLAINER: Why Facebook is holding off on kids' Instagram

Sep. 28, 2021 20:19 PM EDT

Bowing — perhaps only for a moment — to pressure from lawmakers, critics, the media and child development experts, Facebook said Monday it will “pause” its work on a kids' version of its photo and video-oriented Instagram app. But what’s not yet clear is just...

Maricopa County attorney: Returning to work after treatment

Sep. 18, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel plans to return to work Monday after getting treatment for nearly three weeks for anxiety as well as an eating disorder and alcohol use. Adel said in a statement Friday that she had returned home and would continue...

Maricopa County's top prosecutor seeks treatment for anxiety

Sep. 10, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel is seeking treatment for an eating disorder and alcohol use. The county's top prosecutor issued a statement Friday saying she's getting treatment for anxiety and unhealthy coping mechanisms after “a very difficult...