Child welfare advocates protest Messenger Kids — can Facebook meet them halfway?


Facebook’s feet are being held to the fire again — this time, its being criticized by those hoping to protect children. Child advocacy group Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) today wrote an open letter to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg today in which they outlined their objections to Facebook’s child-centered app, Messenger Kids. The letter has been signed by more than 100 organizations and individuals. The CCFC wraps up the letter by asking Facebook to delete Messenger Kids, but let’s be realistic — Facebook’s not going to do that. The company is desperate to pull in the previously-untapped audience of under-13s…

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