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U.S. lawmakers urge Facebook to drop Instagram for kids plan

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(C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Instagram logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of Democratic U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday urged Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) to drop plans for a version of Instagram for children younger than 13, saying the social media company had failed to “make meaningful commitments to protecting kids online.”

Senators Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal and Representatives Kathy Castor and Lori Trahan said Facebook had not addressed their concerns. Facebook told the lawmakers in an April 26 letter made public Tuesday that it does not have a set timeline for the version, but expects development will “take many months.”

U.S. lawmakers urge Facebook to drop Instagram for kids plan

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