Meta Outlines its Various Measures to Protect Teen Users
Meta is a platform that builds technologies. It helps people to connect with multiple communities and grow their businesses. Meta is considered a social networking company worldwide. The company operated in the development of social media applications for people to connect through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces. It enables the user to share opinions, ideas, photos, videos, and other activities online.
About the update
Meta Platforms announced revised practices planned to protect the privacy of young people on Facebook and Instagram. Including the default privacy settings for new accounts. Measures to be taken to restrict unwanted interactions with adult users and a mechanism to limit the spread of teens’ intimate images online.
Commencing November 21, 2022, Meta will default all new Facebook users under 16 years (or under 18 in certain countries) into more private settings. It also encourages teens on Facebook to opt for private settings. They must focus on determining who can see their friends list and their activity and appearance on Facebook.
Meta recently rolled out similar privacy defaults for Instagram. It is also testing contemporary measures to limit unwanted interactions on its sites, including restrictions on messaging between teens and “suspicious” adults. In addition, the company’s messaging apps will prompt teens to report users after blocking them. It is an action that could mark the blocked account as suspicious in future interactions.
Lastly, Meta announced it is collaborating with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to build a platform to help prevent a teen’s intimate images from being posted online. Companies across the tech industry can operate it.