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Social media accused of profiting from ‘addiction’ as lawmakers eye crackdown

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., makes his opening statement during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Washington. (Tasos Katopodis/Pool via AP)

By Ryan Lovelace

The Washington Times

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube fought against lawmakers’ charges on Tuesday that the tech companies’ business is built on warping reality and addicting users.

The new scrutiny of tech companies’ algorithms — the programming that filters and directs traffic on the internet — added fuel to policymakers’ fire for cracking down on tech through new laws, regulations or antitrust action.

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