Religious leaders don’t want Instagram made especially for kids
A non-profit organization that aims to protect children, Fairplay, has sent a letter to Meta co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, asking the company to abandon plans to launch a version of Instagram specially made for children.
The letter in question was signed by more than 75 religious leaders, who say they are concerned about the well-being and safety of children in the app that Meta is developing.
“After much meditation and prayer, we assert that social media platforms that target immature brains, practice unethical data mining and are inspired by profit motives are not a tool for the greater good of children.” letter shared by the CNet site.
Recall that Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri appeared before the US Congress in December 2021, where he admitted that no child between the ages of 10 and 12 would be allowed to use the new app without parental consent.