Congress isn’t satisfied with Facebook’s pause on Instagram Kids

Congress isn’t satisfied with Facebook’s pause on Instagram Kids


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Facebook announced that it would be “pausing” work on its Instagram for kids app on Monday after weeks of growing pressure from lawmakers and advocacy groups to scrap the app. But many lawmakers aren’t satisfied with the pause, calling on Facebook to stop development entirely.

In a statement issued Monday, Democrats in the House and Senate called Facebook’s decision to halt development of the Instagram product targeted to kids under 13 as “insufficient.” Four lawmakers signed onto the statement, including Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Lori Trahan (D-MA),

“Facebook has completely forfeited the benefit of the doubt when it comes to protecting young people online and it must…

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