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Social media platforms run on the pervasive and largely imperceptible extraction, manipulation, and sale of users’ behavioral data. Every movement online is aggregated into a profile that is used not just to sell us shoes, but to maximize the efficiency of the model itself — keeping our attention longer with the most inflammatory content, filtering us into echo chambers, and sending us down rabbit holes of recommended content.

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Council for Responsible Social Media Chairs Applaud FTC Action to Ban Meta from Monetizing Youth Data

This proposal, which comes after repeated violations by Meta, offers a path forward for holding other platforms accountable for violating the data privacy of minors....

This week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed blanket prohibitions that would prevent Meta — the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp — from profiting from data it collects…

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