Facebook announced on Sunday it’s new safety measures for Instagram to safeguard teens following claims that its platforms harm young children.
Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president for global affairs, in an interview with CNN stated that Facebook would be rolling out three new measures to help improve the experience vulnerable kids have on Instagram.
The new measures include prompting teenagers to take a break from using its photo sharing app Instagram, as well as sending a warning if they repeatedly look at the same content that is not appropriate for their age and also,introducing new optional controls to allow parents and guardians to supervise their children’s online activity.
According to an online publication, Clegg stated “We can’t change human nature. We cannot, with a wave of the wand, make everyone’s life perfect. What we can do is improve our products, so that our products are safe and enjoyable to use.”
According to Clegg, the company has invested in recent years about 13 billion dollars to guarantee the security of the platform’s users and has over 40,000 people working on it.
This was pointed out due to the accusations made by a former data scientist with Facebook,Frances Haugen, who last week accused the social media platform of failing to make changes to Instagram after internal research carried out proved harm to some teenagers and the company of being dishonest in its public fight against hate and misinformation.
In response to these accusations,the social media giant claims that it has taken all possible measures to remove harmful content from it’s platforms including the banning of hundreds of militarized social movements and thousands of QAnon Pages, groups and accounts in order to ensure that it’s new security measures are effectively carried out.