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While Facebook Wants to Make Social Media Safe for Kids, They Still Won’t Stop Collecting Their Data and Clicks

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Social media has changed how we communicate, but it has also transformed the meaning of digital privacy. Because of social media, internet users today have more ways than ever before to present themselves online. But at the same time, their personal information is almost constantly being tracked, collected, packaged and sold by social media companies.

 

Earlier this year, when Facebook announced that a new Instagram for kids under 13 was in development, privacy experts, child welfare groups and parents were rightly incensed. Even mature adults can find it difficult to trust Facebook, navigating confusing privacy policies and setting trying to protect their identity online from hackers and malicious actors. How are kids expected to do any better? Why should we trust Facebook to be well intentioned?

 

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Article originally posted by the IDX website.

Terri Pattio

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    The question is asked Terri - Why should we trust Facebook to be well intentioned? Simple answer is - You can't, no way! As the article points out there's nothing ethical, well-intentioned or having users' best interests at heart about FBk - or most of the major social media groups. To put it bluntly, they have only self-interest in mind and are not to be trusted. The only sure defence is to have nothing to do with them!

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