Facebook, which faced sharp criticism from lawmakers and users for its plan to develop an Instagram for kids, announced Monday it’s pausing work on the project.
“While we believe building ‘Instagram Kids’ is the right thing to do, Instagram, and its parent company Facebook, will re-evaluate the project at a later date. In the interim Instagram will continue to focus on teen safety and expanding parental supervision features for teens,” the company said in a statement.
Instagram head Adam Mosseri said the app is meant for children aged 10 to 12. The pause comes after an explosive Wall Street Journal report showed Facebook repeatedly found its Instagram app is harmful to a number of teenagers.
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Facebook announced Monday morning it’s pausing its work on Instagram for kids, after the company faced a slew of backlash from users and lawmakers.https://t.co/fxebb4jnQv
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