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Facebook has suspended its plans to launch Instagram Kids, a brand that shares photos of children under 13, as protests against the project began in Washington.
Adam Mosseri, co-founder of the Facebook app, denied that the idea of ”stopping” development work on Instagram Kids was acknowledging that the idea was a “bad idea” and added that it was a “good thing” to create an independent app that gives parents control and supervision.
However, Mosseri said in a words Monday: “I have heard concerns about the project, and we are announcing this today for the best results.”
This move comes after being investigated by a Wall Street Journal found that a Facebook study that had previously found that using Instagram could be detrimental to the health of many young people, such as body image.
Facebook has it opponents The submission of the WSJ survey but said delaying the implementation of the Instagram Kids could provide more time to include feedback from policy makers, parents and other child protection advocates, many of whom have opposed the policy.
Earlier this year, 44 U.S.-General’s lawyers wrote to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg asking him to drop the Instagram Kids plan, saying it would “be bad for a number of reasons”. The letter came after Zuckerberg was targeted by U.S. lawmakers at a conference in March over allegations that Facebook was designed to attract young people who could exploit them and could expose them to insecurity.
New UK law began working earlier this month to protect children online, combining age of screening and reassuring them of “a lot of privacy”.
Many children have spent too much time online when the epidemic was shut down in the last 18 months, leading to growth calling for big companies to move forward by protecting their mental health and the police from torture.
Facebook has it he objected that it is better – and useful – to create a digital environment for children, where parents can monitor their activities, rather than trying to prevent them from using the Internet to the fullest.
However, parent groups looked to Instagram in particular, claiming that it could connect young users into a never-ending scroll, compromising their privacy while at risk and causing them unnecessary worries about their appearance.