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Instagram makes under-16s accounts private by default
This move is in response to the upcoming Online Safety Bill pushing digital platforms to safeguard children against potential harms online.There has been backlash aimed at children’s charities recently for failing to remove harmful content and investigations in Europe for use of children’s data.
While the platform relies on a user’s age listed in their account to moderate content – some users may lie to avoid these restrictions.
By defaulting accounts to private, only approved followers can see posts, stories and ‘like’ and/or comment