Facebook is ‘exploring’ building a version of Instagram for kids

Facebook has made it one of its priorities to build a version of Instagram for users under 13, according to an internal company post obtained by BuzzFeed News. Vishal Shah, Instagram’s VP of product, reportedly wrote a post on the employee message board announcing the project. The post also said that the project will be overseen by Adam Mosseri, the Head of Instagram, and will be led by Facebook VP Pavni Diwanji who worked on YouTube Kids and other children-focused products when she was still with Google.

But how will they comply with COPA Source

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  • dogwomble

    March 20, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    Yeah, I’m not sure I like the idea. Aside from the possibility of predators, I have no idea how they can do this and stay compliant with COPPA which restricts them from obtaining information from people under the age of 13.

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