Facebook Pauses Work On “Instagram For Kids” Following Slew Of Backlash

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  • Facebook faced sharp criticism from lawmakers and users over its plans for Instagram Kids.
  • “Instagram will continue to focus on teen safety and expanding parental supervision features for teens,” the company said Monday.

Facebook, which faced sharp criticism from lawmakers and users for its plan to develop an Instagram for kids, announced Monday it’s pausing work on the project.

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“While we believe building ‘Instagram Kids’ is the right thing to do, Instagram, and its parent company Facebook, will re-evaluate the project at a later date. In the interim Instagram will continue to focus on teen safety and expanding parental supervision features for teens,” the company said in a statement.

Instagram head Adam Mosseri said the app was meant for children ages 10 to 12.

www.cnbc.com/2021/09/27/facebook-pausing-effort-to-build-instagram-for-kids.html

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