“The Facebook owner announced that it would hide more content from teenagers after being pressured by regulators to protect children from harmful content on its apps.”
Meta Platforms is developing additional safeguards to protect teenage users from unwanted message on Instagram and Facebook, according to an announcement made on Thursday.
The Facebook owner announced that it would hide more content from teenagers after being pressured by regulators to protect children from harmful content on its apps.
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Based in Menlo Park, California, Meta Platforms, Inc., doing business as Meta, was formerly known as Facebook, Inc. and TheFacebook, Inc., is an American international technological company. In addition to other products and services, the company owns and operates Facebook, Instagram, Threads, and WhatsApp.
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Meta Ensures Teens Won’t Receive Unwanted Message On Meta Platforms-
The company faced increased regulatory scrutiny after a former Meta employee testified in the US Senate that the company was aware of the harassment and other harm teens faced on its platforms but failed to act.
According to Meta, teenagers will no longer automatically get direct messages on Instagram from users they do not follow or are not linked to. Additionally, they will need parental consent to alter specific app settings.
Users under the age of 16 and under the age of 18 in some countries can only receive messages on Messenger from Facebook friends or those with whom they have phone connections.
According to Meta, teens who do not follow them cannot be messaged by anyone over the age of 19.