Senator asks Facebook CEO to reply questions on teen security

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WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Democratic Senator Ed Markey on Monday requested for solutions from Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg after new analysis prompt the social media firm failed to stop show of dangerous ads to teen Facebook customers.

Markey cited feedback by a Facebook govt earlier than Congress final week that the positioning doesn’t enable weight reduction adverts to be proven to individuals underneath the age of 18 already or any tobacco adverts. Markey mentioned “new research shows Facebook allowed advertisers to target with exactly these types of inappropriate and dangerous content to teen users.” Facebook didn’t instantly remark.

Reporting by David Shepardson

U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) walks to the Senate Democrats weekly policy lunch at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

A Facebook logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken January 6, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) walks to the Senate Democrats weekly policy lunch at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein