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On May 30, the second night of protests in Des Moines, Foote marched with a large crowd to the Capitol building. She raised money for a bail fund to support other protesters and became a regular at City Council meetings. Police briefed the City Council on the findings, but Parizek said he couldn’t release information because of pending court cases. Yena Ana Balekyani speaks to reporters outside the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines on June 4, 2020. So many people joined the next virtual City Council meeting to object that it lasted 11 hours.
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Steve brought an important perspective to the debate on mental health parity. Steve brought that important perspective to the debate on mental health care parity. Unfortunately, even with the ACA and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, insurers still manage to create roadblocks to mental health treatment. Unfortunately, even with those stipulations and the protections of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, insurers still manage to create roadblocks to mental health treatment. Still, despite roadblocks like these, we continue to make progress in pursuit of full mental health care equity for all.
Persons: Steve Winter, , Steve, Steve —, she'd, Jim Ramstad, they're Organizations: ACA, Affordable Locations: Akron , Ohio
Michael Bolton told lawmakers they needed a counterintelligence unit following the Capitol attack. The Capitol Police have to start looking at themselves as a "protective agency" that prioritizes intelligence after the January 6 Capitol attack, the agency's inspector general said. "Why did the department decide to monitor the … counter demonstrators but apparently, according to this timeline, not to monitor the Proud Boys?" Several Proud Boys as well as members of groups like the Oath Keepers have been charged by federal prosecutors in connection with the Capitol riot. A spokesperson for Capitol Police told Politico that they did get information about the Proud Boys presence from the Metropolitan Police Department.
Persons: Michael Bolton, General Michael Bolton, Bolton, Zoe Lofgren, Lofgren, USCP Organizations: Capitol Police, NPR, Capitol, Democratic, Republican National Committees, The Washington Post, Service, FBI, Politico, Boys, Metropolitan Police Department
Myanmar reporters, activists arrested in Thailand
  + stars: | 2021-05-11 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
Three reporters and two activists from Myanmar have been arrested in Thailand for illegal entry and face possible deportation, the reporters' news organisation and local police said on Tuesday. Broadcaster DVB (Democratic Voice of Burma) said the five were arrested on Sunday in the northern city of Chiang Mai and it appealed to Thai authorities not to deport them to Myanmar, where the news organisation has been banned by the junta. The statement said they had fled the army crackdown in Myanmar since the Feb. 1 coup, during which dozens of journalists have been among thousands of people arrested. DVB and several other independent media organisations had their licences revoked. Thapanapong Chairangsri, the head of police in the San Sai district outside Chiang Mai, told Reuters that five Myanmar citizens had been arrested for entering the country illegally and would be brought to court on Tuesday.
Persons: Chiang Mai, Chan Naing, Thapanapong Chairangsri Organizations: DVB, Democratic, of, United Nations, Refugees, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Myanmar, Thailand, of Burma, San Sai, Chiang
President Joe Biden usually slips into the back pews of the mid-19th-century Catholic church during the priest's entrance procession. Kevin Gillespie, the pastor at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington's posh Georgetown neighborhood. Church has been a significant outlet for the nation's second Catholic president during his early days in office. "Proud to marry Brian and Joe at my house," Biden tweeted with a photo of the ceremony. Still a 'regular guy' at churchParishioners at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington are used to seeing Biden there.
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Photos: Unrest in Myanmar Protesters make the three-finger salute of resistance during an anti-coup demonstration in Yangon, Myanmar, on Tuesday, April 27. Hide Caption 5 of 108 Photos: Unrest in Myanmar Anti-coup protesters walk through Yangon's Hlaing township on April 9. Hide Caption 8 of 108 Photos: Unrest in Myanmar Protesters hold improvised weapons in Yangon on April 3. Hide Caption 29 of 108 Photos: Unrest in Myanmar Protesters take positions on Yangon's Bayint Naung Bridge on March 17. Hide Caption 31 of 108 Photos: Unrest in Myanmar Protesters test Molotov cocktails in Yangon on March 16.
Persons: Chiang, Chan Naing, Duangrit Wannarit, Duangrit, Tanee Sangrat, Aung, Min Aung, Tin, Myanmar Thein, Myo, Khant Nyar Hein, Shel Ye Win, Thu, Phoe, Hnin, Thet, Aung San, Thweh, Suu, Suu Kyi, Shawn Crispin, Prayut Chan, Prayut Organizations: CNN, Sunday, Democratic Voice of Burma, CNN Business, San, Office, Democratic Voice of, National League for Democracy, Association for Political, Journalists, Myanmar Protesters, Myanmar Police, Yangon Bus Service, Myanmar Residents, Myanmar People, Associated Press, Reuters, Myanmar Military, Myanmar Soldiers, Myanmar Factory, Myanmar Photographers Association, Myanmar Farmers, Justice, UNESCO, Myanmar Women, Myanmar Hospital, Media, Democratic, Southeast, Protect Journalists, of Thailand, DVB, United Nations, Refugees, UN, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN Locations: Myanmar, Thailand, Chiang Mai, Thai, Burma, San Sai District, Democratic Voice of Burma, Aung San, Yangon, Hlaing, Yangon's Thaketa Township, Mandalay, India, Embassy, Beijing, Myanmar People, New Delhi, Indonesian Embassy, Aung San Suu, Naypyidaw, Myanmar Young, Shwebo, Mawlamyine, Thongwa, Bagan, Myanmar Gen, Myanmar Yangon, Myanmar's, Southeast Asia, Bangkok, AESAN
Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. President Joe Biden at the White House on April 6. MORE JOBS-REPORT FALLOUT: President Joe Biden said Americans receiving unemployment benefits must either take a job that is "suitable" or lose the support. Gina Raimondo; Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz; Jennifer Granholm; Deb Haaland. Today's trivia question: Dogs have had their days at the White House.
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A former GOP state attorney general slammed the Maricopa County, Arizona, election recount. "They lost, and they can't get over it," Grant Woods, now a Democrat, told the AP. A former Arizona Republican attorney general said that the people running Maricopa County's much-criticized ballot recount "can't get over" losing the state in 2020. The recount was ordered by the GOP-led Arizona state legislature following widespread conspiracy theories around the result. "They lost, and they can't get over it," Woods told the AP on Monday.
Persons: Grant Woods, Donald Trump, Doug Ducey, Woods, Republican Sen Paul Boyer, Katie Hobbs, , Ken Bennett, Joe Biden, Trump, There's, Boyer Organizations: GOP, AP, Arizona Republican, Maricopa, Democratic Party, Associated Press, Republican Gov, Service, Republican, Arizona, Democrats, The Washington Post, The, of Justice Locations: Maricopa County , Arizona, Arizona, Maricopa County, Arizona's
More than any other candidate in the race, Mr. Adams offers the clearest test of the potency of a message centered on public safety, which he describes as the “prerequisite” to prosperity. Mr. Adams, a former police officer who has pushed for reforms within the system and says he has been a victim of police brutality himself, has been vocal for weeks about the rise in gun violence. On Monday, he was talking about those issues again, standing outside a Manhattan subway station where a woman was recently assaulted. “This city is out of control,” Mr. Adams said. “That’s what has changed in this mayoral race: People are finally hearing me.
Persons: Wiley, Bill de Blasio, Shaun Donovan, Kathryn Garcia, , , Al Sharpton, we’ve, ” Mr, Sharpton, Adams, Mr Organizations: Democratic, Times, New York Democrats Locations: Brownsville, Brooklyn, Manhattan, New York
Tech giants join call for funding U.S. chip production
  + stars: | 2021-05-11 | by ( Stephen Nellis | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
Silhouette of a mobile user seen next to a screen projection of the Apple logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. A global chip shortage has hit automakers hard, with Ford Motor Co (F.N) saying it could halve second-quarter production. read moreAutomotive industry groups have pressed the Biden administration to secure chip supply for car factories. "Government should refrain from intervening as industry works to correct the current supply-demand imbalance causing the shortage," the group said. Tech companies such as Apple are also being hit by the chip shortage, but far less severely than automakers.
Persons: Dado Ruvic, Joe Biden, Biden Organizations: Apple, REUTERS, Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp, Google, Intel Corp, America Coalition, Web Services, U.S, America, Democratic, Republican, U.S . Congress, Ford Motor, Reuters, Cisco Systems, General Electric, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Verizon Communications Inc, Tech, Thomson Locations: America, Government
Live Live Updates: Democrats Press to Expand Voting Rights at Federal Level A senate committee will debate a sweeping elections overhaul designed to blunt Republicans’ statewide efforts to limit voting rights. The White House will allow undocumented college students access to emergency pandemic aid. Undocumented students, including tens of thousands of so-called Dreamers, would be eligible for the emergency aid under a coming Biden administration regulation. Mr. Biden and Mr. Putin are expected to hold their first summit next month. That spread of 27 percentage points represents the widest approval margin in an A.P./NORC poll since Mr. Biden took office.
Persons: Biden, Mikala Compton, , , Jon Ossoff, Chuck Schumer, Donald J, Trump, Roy Blunt of Missouri, Joe Manchin III, Manchin, Tim Kaine, ” Mr, Kaine, Jim Watson, ” Miguel Cardona, Betsy DeVos, , DeVos, Cardona, , America’s, Vladimir V, Putin, Mr, Elizabeth Sherwood, Randall, Obama, ” David E, Sanger, Newsom, Gavin Newsom, Aric Crabb, Newsom’s, Shawn Hubler, Conor Dougherty Organizations: Press, Federal, Republican, Reuters, Washington, Republicans, Democratic, White House, Congress, ” Liberal, Democrat, Agence France, Trump, Biden, Education Department, Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, Colonial Pipeline, Texas Gulf, Energy Department, Gov, Bay Area, Associated Press, National Conference of State Legislatures, NORC, Mr Locations: Austin , Texas, Georgia, Florida, New York, West Virginia, Virginia, Woodbine, Md, Texas Gulf Coast, United States, East Coast, New York Harbor, Eastern Europe, Russia, Moscow, Bay, California, — California, Oakland, Idaho, A.P
President Joe Biden usually slips into the back pews of the mid-19th-century Catholic church during the priest's entrance procession. Church has been a significant outlet for the nation's second Catholic president during his early days in office. "Proud to marry Brian and Joe at my house," Biden tweeted with a photo of the ceremony. Still a 'regular guy' at churchParishioners at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington are used to seeing Biden there. or, 'Was that Vice President Biden?'
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Kevin Gillespie, he'd, Bob Dole, Gillespie, He's, Ash, Patrick's, Donald Trump, Joseph, Chieko Noguchi, José H, Gomez, Pope Francis, Tom Williams, Roe, Wade, Brian, Joe, doesn't, Cardinal Wilton Gregory, Monsignor William Koenig, hasn't, I'm, Nancy Pelosi's, Salvatore J, Cordileone, Andrea Mitchell, America's, John F, Kennedy, Margaret McGuinness, Pope Paul VI, Bettmann, Republican Richard Nixon, Beau, John Bel Edwards, Neilia, Naomi, Stephen Colbert, Ashley, Sen, Biden's, Jill Biden, Matthew the Apostle, Chip Somodevilla, Derek Chauvin, George Floyd's, he's Organizations: Catholic, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Kansas GOP, Trinity Catholic Church, US Conference of Catholic, Capitol, Washingtonian, White, White House, Holy Trinity, US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington's, Biden, ABC News, MSNBC, La Salle University, Republican, Trump, Democratic, Church, Brandywine Roman Catholic Church, St, Washington DC Locations: Washington's, Georgetown, Kansas, St, Delaware, Los Angeles, Texas, Minnesota, California, Washington, In Delaware, Biden's, San Francisco, South Carolina, Philadelphia, Vatican City, Louisiana, Wilmington, Minneapolis
Two NYC mayoral candidates were way off target when asked to guess home prices in Brooklyn. Andrew Yang was the only one who answered correctly during his interview with The New York Times editorial board. A pair of Democratic New York City mayoral candidates offered drastically low estimates when asked about the median housing price in Brooklyn. McGuire did, however, correctly estimate that the median rental price for an apartment in Manhattan is $3,000 per month. Kathryn Garcia, former commissioner of the city's Sanitation Department, said the median housing price in Brooklyn was $800,000.
Persons: Shaun Donovan, Ray McGuire, Andrew Yang, Ray Donovan, Mara Gay, McGuire, Gay, It's, Donovan, Obama, Yang, whittle, Scott Stringer pegging, Maya Wiley, Eric Adams, Diane Morales, Kathryn Garcia Organizations: The New York Times, Democratic New York, Brooklyn . Ex, Citigroup, Housing, Urban, Big, Service, of Housing, Urban Development, City, city's Sanitation Department Locations: Brooklyn, Democratic New York City, Brooklyn ., Manhattan
touted Israel's right to self-defense as it carried out airstrikes in response to rocket attacks. Progressive Democrats on Monday called out the Biden administration for promoting Israel's right to self-defense as the Israeli military pummeled parts of Gaza with airstrikes in response to rocket attacks from militant groups. The Israeli airstrikes killed 26 people, including nine children, per the Associated Press. When asked about the reports of civilian deaths due to Israeli airstrikes during Monday's briefing, Price said, "These reports are just emerging ... "Obviously, the deaths of civilians, be they Israeli or Palestinians, are something we would take very seriously," Price added.
Persons: Biden, Ned Price, Price, Hussain Hamad, Khalil Hamra, Rashida, Ilhan Omar, Minnesota, Palestine Red Crescent Society . Police —, , Ammar Awad, Sheikh, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Sen, Bernie Sanders of Organizations: Biden, Progressive, Associated Press, Israel's, State, Service, Democratic, Palestine Red Crescent Society . Police, Reuters, Progressives, York, West Bank Locations: Israel, Gaza, Beit Hanoun, Michigan, Jerusalem, Palestine, Al, Aqsa, Jerusalem's Old City, East Jerusalem, Sheikh Jarrah, Alexandria, Cortez of, Bernie Sanders of Vermont
"We cannot keep our critical infrastructure vulnerable," she said. Starting to build a new, improved working relationship at the level of the critical infrastructure makes the most sense to many experts since government has a century of history with these sectors. Critical infrastructure and cybersecurityThe Biden administration's focus on strengthening the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and identifying critical infrastructure has encouraged cyber executives, especially as the types of critical infrastructure increase in form. "We need early warning in the critical infrastructure base before others," Schiappa said. We need more public-private sharing and to expect a different result," he told CNBC in a recent interview that took place before the Colonial Pipeline attack.
Persons: Tripplaar Kristoffer, SIPA, Biden, We've, Yvette Clarke, Clarke, Phil Quade, It's, Dan Schiappa, Schiappa, Jim Lewis, Quade, Ariel Levite, Lewis Organizations: Colonial Pipeline Company, Colonial, cybersecurity, Democratic New York, Protection, Homeland Security, CNBC Technology, U.S, CNBC TEC, NSA, Infrastructure Security Agency, Capitol, Center for Strategic, Studies, Strategic Technologies, International Studies, Carnegie Endowment, International Peace, Government, CNBC Locations: Baltimore , Maryland, Russia, U.S, East, Atlanta, Baltimore
Italy's top court says hard jail regime for mobsters flouts constitution
  + stars: | 2021-05-11 | by ( Angelo Amante | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Inmates gather by a barred window during a bout of unrest inside San Vittore Prison in Milan, Italy, March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo ScalzoThe tough Italian prison regime for mobsters who refuse to turn state's evidence breaches the constitution, the country's top court ruled on Tuesday, urging parliament to amend the law within a year. The families of mafiosi who turn state's evidence are often targeted by the organised crime gangs they betray. The Court said its ruling did not apply to the most dangerous mafia criminals to whom a special regime of isolation applies. Other long-term inmates sentenced to life in prison in Italy are eligible for parole after serving 26 years in jail.
Persons: Flavio Lo Scalzo, Italy's, Paolo Borsellino, Giovanni Falcone, Stefano Ceccanti Organizations: REUTERS, Constitutional, of Human Rights, Democratic Party, Thomson Locations: San Vittore, Milan, Italy
Caitlyn Jenner says she's never voted for former President Donald Trump. Jenner told CNN in a recent interview that she skipped the 2020 election to play golf. Jenner said her experience in business, including selling exercise equipment on TV, makes her qualified to be governor. "I didn't even vote," Jenner, 71, told CNN of the 2020 election in an interview released Monday night. Jenner also argued that her experience in business, including selling exercise equipment and starring in her family's successful reality show, makes her qualified to be governor.
Persons: Caitlyn Jenner, she's, Donald Trump, Jenner, It's, who's, I'm, Gavin Newsom, you've, I've, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, who've Organizations: CNN, Republican, Politico, Democratic, UC Berkeley, LA Times Locations: California
For Clean Energy, Buy American or Buy It Quick and Cheap?
  + stars: | 2021-05-11 | by ( Noam Scheiber | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: +1 min
In January, Patricia Fahy, a New York State legislator, was celebrating a new development project for the Port of Albany: the country’s first assembly plant dedicated to building offshore wind towers. “I was doing cartwheels,” said Ms. Fahy, who represents the area. Yet when Ms. Fahy proposed legislation to press developers to use locally made parts, she met opposition from environmentalists and wind industry officials. Since President Biden’s election, Democratic politicians have extolled the win-win allure of the transition from fossil fuels, saying it can help avert a looming climate crisis while putting millions to work. “For too long we’ve failed to use the most important word when it comes to meeting the climate crisis: jobs, jobs, jobs,” Mr. Biden said in an address to Congress last month.
Persons: Patricia Fahy, , Fahy, , ’ ”, Biden’s, Mr, Biden Organizations: New, New York State, Port, Democratic Locations: New York, Albany
Live Live Updates: White House Will Allow Undocumented College Students to Access Pandemic Aid The decision reverses a Trump-era policy that barred some students from receiving emergency aid flowing to colleges. The White House will allow undocumented college students access to emergency pandemic aid. Undocumented students, including tens of thousands of so-called Dreamers, would be eligible for the emergency aid under a coming Biden administration regulation. Mr. Biden and Mr. Putin are expected to hold their first summit next month. The Biden administration jump-started progress on Vineyard Wind in March as part of its larger push to tackle climate change.
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Police clear the U.S. Capitol Building with tear gas as supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather outside, in Washington, January 6, 2021. Lawmakers in the House hope to reach an agreement as soon as this week on the creation of a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 invasion of the U.S. Capitol, a senior Democratic aide told CNBC on Tuesday. If a deal is struck in time, a bill to create the commission could be brought to the House floor by next week, according to the Democratic aide. The development on Capitol Hill, first reported by Punchbowl News, follows a monthslong partisan logjam over the details of the 9/11-style investigative panel. Pelosi also tasked retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore with leading a review of Capitol security.
Persons: Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Bennie Thompson, John Katko, Adam Comis, Pelosi, Donald Trump's, Joe, Michael Bolton, Russel Honore, Honore Organizations: U.S, Capitol, Lawmakers, U.S . Capitol, Democratic, CNBC, Homeland Security, GOP, Punchbowl News, Electoral, Republicans, U.S . Capitol Police Locations: Washington
Biden says unemployed offered jobs must take them or lose benefits
  + stars: | 2021-05-10 | by ( Nandita Bose | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: +1 min
REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueWASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday defended himself against critics who say expanded unemployment benefits offered in the COVID-19 relief bill passed in March are keeping Americans from taking new jobs. Biden said the administration will remind U.S. states this week that any unemployed American offered a comparable job must take it or risk losing unemployment benefits. He is also directing the U.S. Labor Department to work with states to reinstate requirements that those receiving unemployment benefits must demonstrate they are actively looking for work. “If you’re receiving unemployment benefits and you’re offered a suitable job, you can’t refuse that job and just keep getting unemployment benefits,” Biden said. Republican lawmakers blamed a bad jobs report last week on the Democratic president’s decision to offer expanded unemployment benefits through August.
Persons: Joe Biden, Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON, Biden, you’re, ” Biden Organizations: White, REUTERS, U.S . Labor Department, Democratic Locations: U.S, Washington , U.S, American
She said the same exact thing that Kevin McCarthy said on Jan. 6, which is Donald Trump is responsible” for the deadly riot, Kinzinger, an outspoken Trump critic, said in an interview hosted by the National Press Club. “A few days before Jan 6, our GOP members had a conference call. “I actually thought the person that should have their leadership challenged was Kevin McCarthy after Jan. 6, because that's why this all happened,” said Kinzinger. His comments come days before House Republicans are expected to remove Cheney as chair of the House Republican Conference on Wednesday. Rep. Elise Stefanik, of New York, is likely to replace Cheney, though that vote may not happen on Wednesday.
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Prospects dim for passage of LGBTQ rights bill in Senate
  + stars: | 2021-05-10 | by ( The Associated Press | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said the House-passed legislation would “in effect repeal Title IX” by making it easier for transgender women to play on girls teams. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., said that allowing “male-bodied athletes” to compete against females would “totally undermine” girls basketball. The International Olympic Committee has allowed transgender athletes to compete for years under specific parameters, and, to date, there have been no known transgender women compete in the Olympics. Republicans contend the Equality Act would open the floodgates for transgender girls and women to play on female sports teams and hurt others’ chances to compete. “Let us be clear, there are many real threats to girls’ and women’s access and opportunity in sports,” the group said.
Persons: Sen, Ted Cruz, Cindy Hyde, Smith, Vicky Hartzler, decimate, , Democratic Sen, Dick Durbin of, David Cicilline, ” Cruz, ” Christiana Holcomb, IX, Joe Biden, Jeff Merkley, Merkley, it’s, Stella Keating, ” Keating Organizations: White House, Civil, Senate, Olympic, Division, NCAA, Committee, Democratic, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Supreme, The Heritage Foundation, Family Policy Alliance, Alliance Defending, Connecticut, Defending, GOP, Republicans, Women’s Sports Foundation, women’s, Associated Press, AP, Twitter, Facebook Locations: WASHINGTON, Texas, Connecticut, Oregon, Washington
Amazon, which has been under pressure from shoppers, brands and lawmakers to crack down on counterfeits on its site, said Monday that it blocked more than 10 billion suspected phony listings last year before any of their offerings could be sold. The number of blocked phony listings last year was up about 67 percent from the year before. And it said fewer than 0.01 percent of all items bought on the site received counterfeit complaints from shoppers. Amazon said it can stop counterfeiters before they can sell anything thanks to machine-learning technology, which automatically scans listings to remove suspected counterfeits. The company’s efforts comes as lawmakers are looking at ways to reduce counterfeits online.
Persons: Amazon’s, behemoth, scammers, counterfeits, Republican Sen, Bill Cassidy of, Democratic Sen, Dick Durbin, wasn’t, Salvatore Ferragamo, counterfeiters Organizations: Republican, Democratic, Illinois, eBay, Etsy Locations: Seattle, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana
State Prosecutors Warn Against Facebook’s Plan to Create Instagram for Children
  + stars: | 2021-05-10 | by ( Matt Grossman | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
Attorneys general from 44 states and territories urged Facebook Inc. to abandon plans to launch a version of Instagram for children, citing behavioral and privacy concerns about social media’s effects on young people. The letter adds bipartisan weight to pressure that Facebook has faced over its plans for an under-13 Instagram version since March, when Mr. Zuckerberg spoke about the concept in a congressional hearing. In April, Democratic lawmakers also sent Mr. Zuckerberg a letter criticizing the plan. A Facebook spokesman said Monday that the company will work with regulators and lawmakers as its plans for the Instagram children’s version evolve. “We agree that any experience we develop must prioritize [children’s] safety and privacy, and we will consult with experts in child development, child safety and mental health, and privacy advocates to inform it,” the spokesman said.
Persons: Mark Zuckerberg, Zuckerberg Organizations: Facebook Inc, Facebook, Democratic
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