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  • Writer's pictureNicki Reisberg

Big Tech Gut Check (week of April 15, 2024)



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Show Notes


The Big Tech Gut Check is a super quick, weekly update on all things social media and Big Tech.


The highlights for this week:

  • Updates on WhatsApp and the danger of encrypted messaging

  • TikTok test accounts show that TikTok is suggesting suicidal content to teens

  • Study shows link between social media use and gambling

  • New research identifies most harmful aspects of social media for minors

  • Update on this week's Congressional hearing

  • What's happening with the TikTok "ban" (with special guest Patrick Lyden)

  • Snapchat's effort to identify AI-generated content

  • Instagram's disappointing announcement related to nude images


Check back on Fridays for everything that parents need to know about the platforms our children are spending hours on every day.

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