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Facebook CEO Dodges Questions from Leader Rodgers on Big Tech Harming Kids


10.04.21

Big Tech knows their products are harmful for our children’s mental health and well being.  Yet they continue to hide the truth from us. 

The recent Wall Street Journal reports—based on information provided by the Facebook whistleblower—confirm what every parent in America already knows. There is a complete lack of accountability when it comes to Big Tech protecting our children online.  

For months, Energy and Commerce Republicans have asked Facebook about their internal research on the impacts of their platforms on children.  

They REFUSED to comply. Now we know why. WATCH:

In March, E&C Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers called Big Tech her “biggest fear as a parent.” She asked Mr. Zuckerberg directly about Facebook’s internal research on the relationship between their products and teen mental health. He wouldn’t give her a straight answer.  

Following the Big Tech hearing, Committee Republicans asked Facebook again to share any internal research they had conducted on the well being of our kids. Facebook refused to comply with our request.  

Leader Rodgers and Committee Republicans will continue to demand transparency from Facebook and other Big Tech companies, especially as it relates to the harm their products have on our children. Click here to read E&C’s Big Tech Accountability Platform.  

Children’s mental health and well-being is worth fighting for, and parents need the necessary tools, information, and transparency from Big Tech. Right now, it’s not a fair fight.  

Parents deserve to know the truth from Big Tech. 

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