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Critics shame Silicon Valley firms over addictive technologies
A mani in the dark looks at a smartphone, which illuminates his face
The smartphone raised new concerns about the health effects of tech. Photo: Artur Debat / Contributor via Getty Images

Tech industry critics spent a daylong event on Capitol Hill Wednesday airing concerns that Facebook, Google, Apple and other major companies are peddling addictive products that damage young minds.

Why it matters: The health-related campaign against Big Tech is becoming more organized. But both sides of this debate seem to be talking past each other.