Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee has a warning for United States parents regarding the safety and protection of their children.
Blackburn said that Big Tech taking information from TikTok and other social media platforms to build profiles of children.
Blackburn warned that these profiles could later be used against children into their adult life.
"What we do know with these dangerous platforms like TikTok – that what they are doing is they are taking this information," Blackburn said. "Basically, they own the 'virtual you.'
"They’re building profiles of our children. They’re building profiles of future leaders. And they’re going to have all of this information," Blackburn added. "Then, what are they going to do? They’re going to come back around, and they’re going to try to blackmail today’s children when they’re adults in decades yet to come."
"This is something every parent needs to beware of this," Blackburn continued.
"I have done a safety guide. It is on my website. People can pull that down because it is imperative that parents know that they need to take responsibility for protecting their children online, and it is also up to Congress to do something about that. And I’ve got a solution for that, too."
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