Forget The Kids: Social Media, Congress and Child Safety

Source: CounterPunch
by Binoy Kampmark

“It was a struggle to see how a child’s welfare was relevant in the latest, shrill debates about technology taking place on The Hill. … Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) got the ghoulish proceedings underway with a video featuring victims and survivors. ‘I was sexually exploited on Facebook,’ declares one. ‘I was sexually exploited on Instagram,’ comes another. ‘I was sexually exploited on X.’ And so forth. … nothing excites those in Congress more than a moral crisis from which much mischief can be made.” (02/06/24)