YouTube, TikTok, Snapchat: Senators go on the attack during Cybersecurity Awareness Month

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Executives from YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat were grilled by U.S. senators about what they’re doing to keep children safe online.

The hearing followed testimony from a former Facebook data scientist who says Instagram’s photo-sharing service appears to seriously harm teens.

Utah Senator Mike Lee challenged Snapchat executive Jennifer Stout. His staff created an account for a 15-year-old with no preferences. He says what showed up on the social media app was wildly inappropriate for a child.