Start your day here: Democracy under pressure; Instagram gets grilled; the vaccine and religious beliefs
Here's what we're following today:
Democracy summit: President Biden is virtually hosting representatives from more than 100 democracies worldwide. The White House is framing the summit as a chance to counter a rising tide of authoritarianism and focus on the most pressing global issue of our time.
Senators don't trust Instagram: At a hearing on Capitol Hill over Instagram's protections for young people, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), who chairs the Senate's consumer protection subcommittee, told Instagram chief Adam Mosseri that "the time for big-tech self-regulation is over."
Vaccines and religion: Only 10 percent of Americans believe the COVID-19 vaccine conflicts with their religious beliefs. Plus, a majority of Americans, 60 percent, also say there is no valid religious reason to refuse a COVID-19 vaccine.
🎧 Also on Up First, our daily podcast, a new poll finds major warning signs for Biden and fellow Democrats.
— The Morning Edition live blog team
(Rachel Treisman, Carol Ritchie, Nell Clark and Chris Hopkins)