Meta proposes parents should consent to children's app downloads

15/11/2023 | The Guardian

In a blog article titled Parenting in a Digital World Is Hard, Meta argued that US lawmakers should regulate Google and Apple's app stores to protect children better online. Meta posted the blog on Wednesday, 15 November, the same day the US Senate began investigating calls the technology company has failed to shield children using its platforms. Meta's global head of safety, Antigone Davis, called for federal legislation that would mandate app stores to notify parents whenever a child between the ages of 13 and 16 downloads an app, who would need to consent to the app download. 

The Senate judiciary committee investigation comes a week after former Meta employee Arturo Bejar testified about the harm Instagram can do to children. 

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