Deep Dive (Oct. 5): Sen. Wicker: Big Tech Harmful to Children; Facebook Senate Hearing

Tiffany Meier
By Tiffany Meier
October 5, 2021Deep Dive

The Facebook whistleblower called on Congress to take action on the company, saying “the buck stops” with Mark Zuckerberg. She said a safer internet is still possible. Since her bombshell interview on “60 Minutes,” Frances Haugen has a new website, a Twitter profile that is now down, and a new Instagram account. The website states that “We can have social media we enjoy that brings out the best in humanity.”

And during the hearing, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) also weighed in on the harm to young girls: “The children of America are hooked on their product. It is often destructive and harmful, and there is a cynical knowledge on behalf of the leadership of these big tech companies.”

The Biden administration says the Treasury Department is “deeply engaged” in revelations found in the “Pandora Papers”—which expose the hidden dealings of some of the world’s wealthy elite, including the king of Jordan.

And aside from being one of the world’s biggest-ever leaks of financial documents, it also exposed the secret wealth of world leaders, billionaires, and celebrities—and, crucially, where it’s stashed. The Pandora Papers showed for the first time U.S. states as global tax havens. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists identified more than 200 trusts settled, or created, in the United States from 2000 to 2019. The largest number registered is in South Dakota. The trusts were connected with people from 40 countries not including the United States.

Tune into Deep Dive as we explore these topics and more.

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