Zuckerberg urged to nix kids' version of Instagram
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San Francisco (AFP) – Advocates for children from around the world urged Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday to ditch plans for a version of Instagram geared toward pre-teens. Campaign for a Commercial-free Childhood and the Electronic Privacy Information Center were among nearly 100 groups and individuals from North America, Europe, Africa and Australia to make the plea in a letter to Zuckerberg. Instagram “exploits young people’s fear of missing out and desire for peer approval,” the letter contended. “The platform’s relentless focus on appearance, self-presentation and branding prese…

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