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AGs urge Facebook to drop 'Instagram for kids' proposal

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

A bipartisan group of 44 attorneys general has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging him to drop company plans for a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Monday.
The attorneys general in the letter said they are concerned about social media's effects on the physical and emotional well-being of children, the potential for increased cyberbullying, possible vulnerability to online predators, and what they called Facebook's “checkered record" in protecting children on its platforms.
“It appears that Facebook is...
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Attorneys General to Mark Zuckerberg: Instagram for Kids Is a Terrible Idea

Attorneys General to Mark Zuckerberg: Instagram for Kids Is a Terrible Idea

1 month ago   |   By Vanity Fair

Dozens of AGs are urging Facebook not to launch an Instagram for children under age 13, bolstering previous concerns raised by Congress and child safety experts alike.
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