Senators lean on fake accounts for social-media insight

With little visibility into the algorithms of Instagram and other platforms, lawmakers are using ‘finstas’ to go ‘undercover’ as teens. Researchers say it’s a less-than-ideal way to make policy.

Chairman Richard Blumenthal speaks during a hearing with Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, in the Senate Commerce Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security Subcommittee on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
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