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Meta rolls out new privacy updates for teens on Instagram and Facebook

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Meta announced today that it’s introducing new privacy updates for teens on Instagram and Facebook. Most notably, everyone under the age of 16, or under 18 in certain countries, will be now defaulted into more private settings when they join Facebook.
For teens already on the app, Facebook is going to start encouraging them to choose more private settings in terms of who can see their friends lists, the posts they’re tagged in, the people and lists they follow, and who is allowed to comment on their public posts. The Facebook privacy update comes over a year after Instagram started to default young users’ accounts to private accounts at sign-up.
Meta is also testing ways to protect teens from messaging suspicious adults they aren …

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