The Biden White House is finally coming around to what conservative lawmakers have been shouting from the rooftops for years: social media is toxic for America’s youth. The Senate Judiciary Committee was lit on fire as five big-shot social media CEOs faced the music and heard the hard truth about the harm their platforms are causing. The White House press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, admitted that these social media platforms are wreaking havoc on the mental health of our young people. It’s about time someone on the left woke up and smelled the coffee on that one!
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 31, 2024
The Facebook kingpin, Mark “Zuck” Zuckerberg, found himself in the hot seat as Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) gave him a good old fashioned tongue-lashing, letting him know that he’s got blood on his hands. Ouch! And Zuckerberg had to publicly apologize to the families who lost loved ones due to online bullying. Talk about taking the heat!
And just to add some extra spice to the mix, the White House is singing the same tune as the GOP on this one. According to Jean-Pierre, this is a “unity issue” that both sides of the political fence can get behind. Who would have thought that the Biden administration and the conservative Republicans would find common ground on this one? It’s like seeing pigs fly!
The White House isn’t quite ready to throw its weight behind any particular legislation just yet, but they’re definitely hinting that Congress needs to step up to the plate and do something about this mess. Jean-Pierre is throwing the gauntlet down, making it crystal clear that Congress better get off their duffs and protect our kiddos’ mental and online safety. It’s about time they start doing some real work, and not a moment too soon.
Finally, the Biden administration is seeing the light on the dangers of social media and is actually thinking about taking action. Maybe they’ve been reading some conservative newspapers on the sly, but either way, it’s good to see both sides of the aisle coming together on such an important issue. Let’s hope they can actually follow through and make a real difference for our kids.