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Facebook to limit ads to young people

Wednesday 28 July 2021 | 14:07 CET | News
Facebook announced a series of changes to its Instagram platform, including defaulting young people under 16 into private accounts, making it harder for potentially suspicious accounts to find young people and limiting the options advertisers have to reach young people with ads. The latter will also apply on Facebook and Messenger, reducing the amount of ads targeted at under-18s.

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Companies: Facebook / Instagram
Countries: World
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