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It’s been a tough few years at Meta (Facebook), as they’ve come under increasing pressure to put better protections on their social media protections to support younger users. Based in part on leaked internal studies which showcase the harm for teenagers, advocacy groups, parents and academics have joined the call in demanding social media giants to fix the situation, including shifting algorithms to ‘nudge’ younger users away from problematic content which might impact their mental health.
While shifts to algorithms could be part of the solution, we suggest blocking users from content isn’t th...