AGs from 44 states warn Mark Zuckerburg NOT to create a new Instagram for under 13s, but Facebook signal they will press ahead regardless | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

AGs from 44 states warn Mark Zuckerburg NOT to create a new Instagram for under 13s, but Facebook signal they will press ahead regardless

The AGs said in the letter said they are concerned about social media's effects on the physical and emotional well-being of children, the potential for increased cyberbullying, possible vulnerability to online predators, and what they called Facebook's 'checkered record' in protecting children on its platforms.

'It appears that Facebook is not responding to a need, but instead creating one, as this platform appeals primarily to children who otherwise do not or would not have an Instagram account,' said the letter.

The letter was signed by the attorneys general of 40 states, the District of Columbia and three US territories.

'It's shameful that Facebook is ignoring the very real threat that social media poses to the safety and well-being of young children in an attempt to profit off of a vulnerable segment of our population,' Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said in a statement.

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