New York (CNN Business) Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, is set to testify in a Senate subcommittee hearing in early December about the platform's potentially harmful impact on younger users following months of scrutiny on the issue. Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen leaked hundreds of internal company documents. Some of those documents showed that the company's own researchers have found Instagram can damage young users' mental health and body image, and can exacerbate dangerous behaviors such as The testimony will mark Mosseri's first appearance before Congress. Blumental previously called on Mosseri or Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify about Instagram's impact on kids. "We all want young people to be safe when they're online so I look forward to these conversations," he said, "and you're going to hear more from us about safety, not only at Instagram but at Meta more broadly."
Source: CNN November 25, 2021 03:11 UTC