Facebook Forges Ahead With Kids Messenger App

The company launched Messenger Kids Wednesday on Android - Sakshi Post

New York: Facebook is forging ahead with its messaging app for kids despite criticism from child experts. The company launched Messenger Kids Wednesday on Android; the app landed on Amazon devices in January.

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Children's advocates are pressing the company to shut it down, while others question Facebook's financial ties with advisers who provided input. Facebook touts a team of advisers, academics and families who helped shape the app in the year before it launched. But a Wired report this week pointed out that more than half of Facebook's safety advisory board had some financial tie to the company.

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Facebook confirms this and says it hasn't hidden donations to groups such as the National PTA, although it hasn't publicized them, either.


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