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Facebook Scraps “Instagram Kids” As Backlash Intensifies

Facebook Scraps “Instagram Kids” As Backlash Intensifies

After being asked by a cadre of 40 state attorneys general to abandon the project (on the grounds it would be bad for psychological development and also create a ‘predator’s paradise’), Facebook’s Instagram announced Monday in a blog post that it has finally abandoned its ill-fated “Instagram Kids” service which was supposed to create a parallel version of the service for children under the age of 13. In a statement released on its blog, Instagram said it was “pausing” Instagram Kids, but firmly intended to return to it later after working with lawmakers and the public to help them understand why this type of product is necessary.

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