Instagram Pauses Work on Instagram Kids Site After Uproar (2)

Sept. 27, 2021, 4:29 PM

Facebook Inc. is pausing work on rolling out an Instagram Kids site after the social networking company came under criticism for its negative effect on children, especially on teenage girls.

Facebook said it’s not abandoning the idea to create a dedicated experience for kids under 13, but will take time to discuss it with experts, parents and policymakers to “demonstrate the value and need for this product.”

“Critics of ‘Instagram Kids’ will see this as an acknowledgment that the project is a bad idea,” Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, wrote in a blog post Monday. “That’s not the ...

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