Instagram to allow teens to block messages from adults

Instagram is introducing new anti-grooming safety measures that will prevent adult users from sending direct messages to teenagers unless they follow them.

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It follows criticism of Facebook over its actions on child grooming, with multiple international statements calling for the company to ensure that young people using its platforms were kept safe.

Of particular concern has been the company’s plans to move all of its platforms to using end-to-end encryption, similar to WhatsApp. Critics allege this would disable Facebook’s own internal monitoring of messages for potential grooming.

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By / Published On: March 16th, 2021 / Tags: , , , / Categories: Child Abuse, News, Online Safety /

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