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X, TikTok, Meta CEOs to Be Grilled by Senators Who Say They’re Not Protecting Kids from Online Sexual Exploitation

Posted on AllSides January 29th, 2024
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The CEOs of X, TikTok, Meta and other major social media sites will be on the hot seat on Capitol Hill this week when a Senate panel convenes a hearing on their “failure” to protect children from online sexual exploitation.

The tech industry is under intense scrutiny as pictures and videos depicting child pornography proliferate online. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s CyberTipline received 31.9 million reports of suspected possession, manufacture, or distribution of child pornography online in 2022, 47% more than in 2020.

“We’ve known from the beginning that our efforts...

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