Facebook’s “Instant Addiction” Plan For Kids

(Faith & Freedom) Facebook is building an Instagram for kids under the age of 13.

In an internal memo, not intended for the public, executives at Instagram—which is owned by Facebook, said last week: “We have identified youth work as a priority for Instagram and have added it to our H1 priority list.”

In 2017 Facebook launched Messenger Kids, a product aimed at children 6 to 12 years of age who, supposedly, had permission from their parents.

However, in 2019 it was discovered that a design flaw allowed the kids to sidestep their parents and the protection through group chats with unapproved strangers. Thousands of kids exploited that flaw and were chatting with people who were completely unknown to the parents.  (Read More)