The social media giant is no stranger to scandals, and over the years Facebook had to deal with various challenges. It will send its global head of safety to testify before the Senate Commerce subcommittee on consumer protection next week. Antigone Davis will have to answer questions about Instagram.
The Wall Street Journal found really interesting details about Instagram. It published a series of reports detailing internal discussions at the company, based on documents it obtained. One article published by the Wall Street Journal sparked anger among lawmakers. The WSJ’s article revealed that Facebook conducted research that showed its Instagram app had a negative impact on teenage girls. In the past, top executives only liked to talk about Instagram’s positive impacts. Lawmakers from both parties demanded answers from the social media giant.
Instagram’s head of public policy wrote a blog post. In her blog post, Karina Newton said Instagram is exploring ways to nudge people toward more uplifting content.