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10/25/2021, 4:24 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Facebook not eager to ban children from platforms - Haugen

Facebook Inc. has no incentive to remove underage users from its platforms because the company's interest is to have those users present on both Facebook and Instagram later, the firm's whistleblower Frances Haugen noted before the UK Parliament on Monday.

Haugen warned of detrimental effects that a child's presence on either of the platforms could have on its mental health, urging the company to make available to the public its yearly data on how many children lie about their age to create a profile.

"Facebook should have to publish those stats every year, so we can grade how good were they at keeping kids off the platform," she underlined.

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