May 13, 2021
Thanks to feinmann!
“The attorneys general of 44 states sent a letter Monday urging Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to halt the company’s launch of Instagram Kids, a version of the app designed for children under the age of 13.
In the letter, whose signatories include New York Attorney General Letitia James and California Attorney General Rob Bonta, the attorneys general accuse the social media giant of failing to protect children in the past.
“Use of social media can be detrimental to the health and well-being of children, who are not equipped to navigate the challenges of having a social media account,” they wrote. “Further, Facebook has historically failed to protect the welfare of children on its platforms.”
“The attorneys general have an interest in protecting our youngest citizens, and Facebook’s plans to create a platform where kids under the age of 13 are encouraged to share content online is contrary to that interest,” they added.”
How thoughtful of those 44 Attorneys General, to attempt stripping children of their online voice.
…and what sticks out most to me, is how they prioritize their own interests to control, over those of actual children…
…Fear mongering over the children again, I see…This was one of Adolf Hitlers favorite tactics, too.
I’m sure he’d be quite proud of them.