'A new era'? Fears about children unite Facebook’s critics in Congress

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A whistleblower’s disclosures about Facebook’s impact on children may have finally given Congress something it has lacked: bipartisan resolve to tighten Washington’s grip on Silicon Valley.

Lawmakers have said this kind of thing before. But Tuesday brought an unusual show of unanimous support across party lines as lawmakers linked arms to hear former Facebook employee Frances Haugen detail the ways in which she says the social media giant knowingly pushes and profits off products that harm children.

She asked for their help, and they made a case for why this time will be different.

“There’s always reason for skepticism about Congress acting on any issue,”

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