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Safety of children prompts FTC to weigh up psychological impact of social media
27 February 2023 00:00
US President Joe Biden has sounded a warning to social-media companies: Put child safety ahead of profits. Meanwhile, some lawmakers and policy officials are arguing that the best way to keep children out of harm’s way is to ensure they stay off social-media platforms altogether. For its part, the FTC says that to address the problem, it needs to get a better understanding of the kind of harm children may be suffering when logging on to digital platforms — an understanding that may require the agency to hire staff psychologists.