Instagram has temporarily stopped a plan to roll out a new service aimed at pre-teens -- after parents and advocates raised concerns about the safety of that kind of service.
Head honcho Adam Mosseri posted a note on Instagram saying that the company was "pausing" the plan. But he's insisting the service would launch eventually, since kids were already using the grown-up version in violation of the rules. He wrote, "We believe that developing age-appropriate experiences designed specifically for them is far better for parents than where we are today."
Family advocate Jim Steyerisn't buying that. He countered by saying, "The only thing (Facebook) care about is hooking kids when they are most vulnerable, keeping them on the platform and getting access to as much of their personal data as possible."
The launch for the new sub-platform has no drop date yet. (USA Today)