White House agrees with lawmakers that social media has been part of ‘mental health crisis’

The White House agreed with lawmakers that social media represents a danger to America’s youth following a fiery Senate Judiciary Committee hearing attended by five CEOs of prominent social media companies Wednesday.

“There is evidence that shows that these [social media] platforms have been devastating to our young people’s mental health,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said. “It has been part of a mental health crisis that we see here, and that’s why this president has taken action.”

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who founded the company while still a teenage Harvard student, was the subject of a dramatic Capitol Hill hearing earlier in the day.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) scolded Zuckerberg, “You have blood on your hands; you have a product that is
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