[kictanet] 6(b) Orders to File Special Reports to Social Media and Video Streaming Service Providers | Federal Trade Commission

Ali Hussein ali at hussein.me.ke
Tue Dec 15 09:09:04 EAT 2020


Thanks for sharing. Indeed about time!

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On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 3:00 AM Alice Munyua via kictanet <
kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> “Today, the @FTC launched an inquiry into the social media and video
> streaming industry.
> We have ordered several firms to detail their user surveillance and
> behavioral advertising practices, including:
> TikTok_us, Facebook, Amazon, Snapchat, YouTube, Reddit, Discord , Twitter”
> About time!
> This inquiry should shed light on “how these companies track individuals,
> mine personal data, deploy algorithms, and monetize user behavior, as well
> as how these practices impact children. We expect that compliance with this
> order will be fast and fulsome”
> See here:
> https://www.ftc.gov/reports/6b-orders-file-special-reports-social-media-video-streaming-service-providers
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