Facebook knows Instagram harms teens. Now, its plan to open the app to kids looks worse than ever

Of research participants who experienced suicidal thoughts, 13% of British teens and 6% of American teens directly linked their interest in killing themselves to Instagram.

Sen. Ed Markey, Rep. Kathy Castor, and Lori Trahan sent Facebook their own letter demanding that the company walk away from its plan to launch Instagram for kids.

In May, a group of 44 state attorneys general wrote to Instagram to encourage the company to abandon its plans to bring Instagram to kids under the age of 13.


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