MP calls for Facebook to be punished if it holds back evidence of harm to users

Social media giant is under pressure over revelations it knew Instagram was harming girls’ mental health

Facebook should be punished with substantial fines, potentially running into billions of pounds, if it withholds evidence that its social media platforms harm users, the chair of the digital, culture, media and sport committee has said.

, MP calls for Facebook to be punished if it holds back evidence of harm to users, The Nzuchi Times Guardian

The social network is under political pressure on both sides of the Atlantic following revelations in the Wall Street Journal that Facebook knew its Instagram photo-sharing app was harming the mental health of teenage girls. Leaked internal documents showed that among teenagers who have had suicidal thoughts, 13% of British users and 6% of American users traced the desire to kill themselves to Instagram.

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