NAAG Voices Support for Congress’s Hearings on Social Media Platforms’ Targeting of Minors

  • The National Association of Attorneys General (“NAAG”) sent a letter to the S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security in support of the Subcommittee’s hearings regarding the use of social media by minors and its impacts.
  • The letter, signed by 52 AGs, notes the urgency of investigating the business models and practices of social media companies in view of recent reports about social media companies’ efforts to design and use algorithms to attract youth engagement and increase the amount of time young users spend on these platforms despite known harms stemming from social media use.
  • The letter lauds the hearings as an opportunity to uncover critical information about the business practices social media companies deploy to gain the attention of children and adolescents.