We have had news that states that the Instagram Chief who goes by the name of Adam Mosseri, is going to have to appear before Congress and then testify in front of them for the first time after all the problems and accusations that had been hurled against Instagram and the negative impact that it is having on people’s mind.


Instagram Chief to Testify Before Congress for the First Time

We honestly thought that this would be happening sooner because of all the angry people blaming Facebook and Instagram for having info about the negative impact on people and then still not doing anything about it.

It was indeed a huge mess that was bound to end up in a room before the Congress. We are just surprised that it took so long.

Instagram Chief Adam Mosseri to Testify Before Congress for the First Time

Maybe they had to postpone it because of the coronavirus situation of the country or maybe because Facebook had been making some really big changes in itself. Can we even call it Facebook now, or should we stick to Meta? That is going to be a real getting used to.

“After bombshell reports about Instagram’s toxic impacts, we want to hear straight from the company’s leadership why it uses powerful algorithms that push poisonous content to children driving them down rabbit holes to dark places, and what it will do to make its platform safer,” said Blumenthal, chair of the Senate Commerce subcommittee on consumer protection.

“I appreciate Mr. Mosseri voluntarily coming to the Subcommittee and hope that he will support specific legislative reforms and solutions, particularly in its immensely potent algorithms.”

Read Also:

  1. Erin Gilmer Disability Activist Dies
  2. Get the COVID-19 Booster Shot, Apple Reportedly Tells Staff
  3. Google One Subscribers Now Have Enhanced Photo Editing Tools on iPhones
  4. Apple Can No Longer Force Developers to Use In-App Purchasing, Judge Rules
  5. Amazon Rolled Back Covid Safety Protocols in Warehouses, says New York Attorney General

TikTok and YouTube Testified

Executives from both TikTok and YouTube testified at a previous session and vowed to implement comparable measures. Blumenthal added that he will inquire of Mosseri how Instagram’s recommendations may lead children “into perilous rabbit holes.”

The effects of Instagram on teenagers are also being looked into by a coalition of state attorneys general. Vice President of Meta’s Global Affairs Nick Clegg recently made public an initiative by Instagram to redirect young users away from potentially hazardous content by suggesting they “take a vacation” from the platform.

That is all that we know for now. We will keep you updated on the news as well.