Editorial: Protecting kids online should be both technologically and politically possible

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Last week’s made-for-TV Senate grilling of several of America’s top tech moguls drove home the serious issue of harm that social media platforms can do to children. It also demonstrated yet again — with performative and at times outright clownish grandstanding by senators — why a political solution has been so elusive. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing Congress can do. What came through all the sound and fury of Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing is that these companies’ biggest fear is being exposed to lawsuits holding them accountable for their negligence regarding content. T…

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