Kids may be red line in Facebook regulation fight: experts

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Washington (AFP) – Facebook’s previous major scandals barely dented its global dominance, but experts said Wednesday the tech giant may have hit a red line this time: evidence that it knew children using its apps were at risk of being harmed. A day after damning testimony to US lawmakers from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, the long-established barriers to regulation — stalled legislation, free speech protections and tech’s rapid advances — were still in place. But an insider with the company’s own documents, showing that Facebook knew its tools risked worsening young people’s eating …

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