Deep Dive (Oct. 1): Sen. Blackburn Blasts Facebook Over Impact on Children

A government shutdown has been officially averted. President Joe Biden has now signed a funding bill passed by lawmakers on Capitol Hill just hours before the shutdown deadline at midnight. And after hours of negotiations, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi delayed a vote on a trillion-dollar infrastructure bill Thursday night. She said there will be a vote Friday, but it’s unclear if that will actually happen.

Facebook is back in the hot seat. Congress is pushing the social media giant on claims that it exploits children’s mental health for financial gain. Sen. Marsha Blackburn blasted Facebook, saying, “You’ve lost the trust. And we do not trust you with influencing our children, with reading in their minds.”

The Department of Homeland Security is out with new guidelines. The new policy dictates that the fact that someone is illegally in the country isn’t enough reason for arrest. The focus of the new guidance is national security, public safety, and border security. Top priorities for arrest and deportation will include terrorism suspects, criminals, and those who have recently crossed the border illegally.

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