EU investigating Meta over failure to protect children from 'addictive' algorithms

Suspects Facebook and Instagram leading minors down 'rabbit hole'

John Leonard
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EU investigating Meta over failure to protect children from 'addictive' algorithms
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EU investigating Meta over failure to protect children from 'addictive' algorithms

The European Union has launched an investigation into Meta over suspicions that its social media platforms Facebook and Instagram cause behavioural addiction in children and fail to protect them from inappropriate content.

The probe will also look into whether Meta's data collection practices and the efficiency of its age-verification tools comply with the Digital Services Act (DSA). The DSA requires large online ser...

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