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FTC’s Bedoya Wants Study of Social Media’s Impact on Kids (1)

Aug. 9, 2022, 5:35 PMUpdated: Aug. 9, 2022, 11:11 PM

The Federal Trade Commission’s newest member Alvaro Bedoya said he is looking to hire a psychologist for his staff to focus on the impact social media platforms have on kids and teens.

Bedoya said he’s read studies suggesting that teenagers, especially teen girls, who use social media face potential mental health harms such as anxiety and depression.

“We need to ask ourselves if we have the people and the data to study this problem adequately,” Bedoya, a Democrat who joined the FTC earlier this year, said Tuesday at a forum for state law enforcers held by the National Association of ...