Facebook shelves plans for Instagram for Kids

John Leonard
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Facebook shelves plans for Instagram for Kids
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Facebook shelves plans for Instagram for Kids

Move comes after Facebook accused of ignoring its own research into harm to children's wellbeing caused by Instagram

Facebook has announced that it's pausing plans for a special version of Instagram aimed at children aged 10 to 12. The move comes after a Wall Street Journal article accused Facebook of ignoring...

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