#63 - Why Facebook is suspending Instagram for kids | Curio

#63 - Why Facebook is suspending Instagram for kids

16 mins | Sep 30, 2021

Today's episode from 1st October 2021. Coming up: It was meant to serve children aged 10-12, but now bosses at Instagram have paused their plans for a kids version of the app. We explore the reasons why and how some believe a suspension is simply a delay tactic. Then on International Coffee Day, grab a mug of the hot stuff as we examine the very many health and social benefits of our favourite blend. Bowing — perhaps only for a moment — to pressure from lawmakers, critics, the media and child development experts, Facebook said on Monday it will “pause” its work on a kids' version of its photo and video-oriented Instagram app. Barbara Ortutay looks at the reasons for the suspension for Bloomberg. If nations that lead the way for health, social welfare and democracy, also lead the world tables in per capita coffee consumption, can we infer causation or correlation? Author Wendell Steavenson provides the answer in the Financial Times. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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