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Advocacy groups start campaign against Instagram service for young kids

Friday 16 April 2021 | 10:11 CET | News
The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood has launched a petition against Facebook's reported plans to launch an Instagram service for children under the age of 13. The campaign cited an internal memo published by BuzzFeed, which disclosed the plans. The coalition of 35 consumer advocacy groups and 64 experts in child development co-signed a letter to Facebook, saying such a service would be neither safe nor appropriate for young children.

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