Reuters exclusively reported that Snapchat’s owner has hired a longtime online safety advocate as its first global head of platform safety, as the company continues to ramp up efforts around user safety and as social media firms face mounting global pressure from regulators and lawmakers. Snap said that after a long search it hired Jacqueline Beauchere, who will represent its safety work to regulators, lawmakers and partners and help advise on new policies and initiatives. Child safety advocates and U.S. lawmakers have raised alarms on a wide range of issues faced by users of online platforms including mental health impacts and potential abuses from bullying to child sexual exploitation.

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