Lawmakers Push Facebook To Abandon Instagram For Kids, Citing Mental Health Concerns

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New reporting on what Facebook knows about the risks of Instagram to teenagers is fueling pressure from Washington. Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images

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Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are pressing Facebook to abandon its plans to build a version of its Instagram app for kids and demanding the company share research into how Instagram affects teenage users.

Renewed scrutiny of Facebook’s risks to teenagers’ well-being was sparked by a Wall Street Journal story published Tuesday that revealed the social media

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