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TikTok goes to Washington

Photograph of Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., questioning TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew during a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Alex Brandon
Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., questions TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew during a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on the platform's consumer privacy and data security practices and impact on children, Thursday, March 23, 2023, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

The recent congressional hearings with TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew showed a continued disconnect between lawmakers and social media companies, and their users.

With lawmakers pushing for tougher restrictions on TikTok and in some cases an outright ban, many are asking, what are the real solutions to protecting our privacy online?

Today, we explore ways to regulate social media. Is a TikTok ban the first step to making internet privacy a human right?


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