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Adam Mosseri vs Congress: Why the Senate believes Instagram is bad for kids

Instagram is in the crosshairs of Congress. The social app’s chief, Adam Mosseri, is expected to testify before a Senate panel in the week of December 6. Mosseri will appear as part of a series of hearings about online safety for kids, The New York Times reports. The hearing will be led by Senator Richard Blumenthal, who heads the Senate Commerce subcommittee on consumer protection. “After bombshell reports about Instagram’s toxic impacts, we want to hear straight from the company’s leadership w...
Tags: Startups, Instagram, Congress, Senate, New York Times, Insider, Richard Blumenthal, Senate Commerce, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Plugged


Instagram chief Adam Mosseri, to testify before US Congress amid probes on platform’s impact on young users

Adam Mosseri, the Head of Instagram, will be testifying before the US Congress as criticism mounts over concerns related to the safety of young users on the platform. The Instagram chief highlighted a series of features and updates that the Meta-owned photo-sharing platform has introduced for the safety of young users, emphasizing parental controls apart from changes such as making young teens’ accounts private by default and restricting the kinds of ads they see. The platform has been under th...
Tags: Facebook, Business, News, Instagram, Meta, US Congress, Adam Mosseri, Frances Haugen


Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri is to testify before Congress for the first time, as lawmakers seek answers on child safety

Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri.Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for WIRED Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri is to testify before Congress for the first time, on child safety, the NYT reports. His scheduled appearance comes after a backlash over internal research leaked by the Facebook whistleblower. The research found that Instagram made body image issues worse for one in three teen girls. Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri is to appear before Congress for the first time, to answer questions about child safety on ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Children, Congress, Trends, Mental Health, New York Times, The Times, Meta, Times, Richard Blumenthal, Adam, Blumenthal, Tech Insider


The Head of Instagram Agrees To Testify as Congress Probes the App's Effects on Young People

Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, has agreed for the first time to testify before Congress, as bipartisan anger mounts over harms to young people from the app. From a report: Mr. Mosseri is expected to appear before a Senate panel during the week of Dec. 6 as part of a series of hearings on protecting children online, said Senator Richard Blumenthal, who will lead the hearing. Mr. Mosseri's appearance follows hearings this year with Antigone Davis, the global head of safety for Meta, the pare...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, Senate, Tech, Connecticut, Davis, Meta, Zuckerberg, Richard Blumenthal, Blumenthal, Instagram and Facebook, Commerce Committee, Antigone Davis, Adam Mosseri


Instagram head to testify in Senate hearing about the platform's impact on kids

Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, is set to testify in a Senate subcommittee hearing in early December about the platform's potentially harmful impact on younger users following months of scrutiny on the issue.
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Instagram head to testify before Senate subcommittee about the platform's impact on kids

Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, is set to testify in a Senate subcommittee hearing in early December about the platform's potentially harmful impact on younger users following months of scrutiny on the issue.
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Instagram starts testing ‘Take a Break’ feature to encourage healthy App usage.

Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri on Wednesday announced the test for the long-awaited feature. As Mosseri described in an accompanying video, when a user opts into the feature, it encourages them to take a break from Instagram after they spend a certain duration of time on the app at 10, 20, or 30-minute intervals. Instagram has worked with third-party experts for advice on what tips to offer and how to frame taking a break, Mosseri said. [Via]
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Instagram Begins Testing Feature That Reminds Users to ‘Take a Break’

Instagram began testing a Take a Break feature this week, enabling users to receive in-application break reminders after the specific period of time they set. Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri said in an Instagram post, "When you receive a break reminder, we'll suggest that you close Instagram and provide expert-backed tips on what you can...
Tags: Instagram, Advertising, Platforms, Adam Mosseri, Social Pro Daily


Scammer fooled Instagram into believing its own boss is dead by sending them a fake obituary

Instagram locked the head of the platform out of his own account after a scammer sent a fake obituary claiming Adam Mosseri had passed away. Instagram will thereafter prevent anyone logging into a memorialized account and making changes to photos and will slap the word ‘Remembering’ next to the profile’s name. The scammer shared with Motherboard their e-mail exchange with Instagram’s tech support team, in which they appear to have all too easily passed off a fake obituary in the name of Adam Mo...
Tags: Business, News, Instagram, Scammers, Adam Mosseri


The head of Instagram was briefly locked out of his account after he was falsely reported as dead

Adam Mosseri speaks during the F8 Facebook Developers conference on April 30, 2019 in San Jose, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The head of Instagram was briefly locked out of his account after he was falsely reported as dead. A scammer said they "memorialized" Mosseri's Instagram by creating a fake obituary, Vice reported. It's one way scammers can get users banned from social media, a service some people pay for. Instagram head Adam Mosseri was briefly locked out of his ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Meta, San Jose California, Justin Sullivan Getty, Tech Insider, Adam Mosseri, Scammer, Mosseri, Hannah Towey, Syenrai


Instagram Preparing to Launch Subscriptions to Let Users Pay for 'Exclusive Content' From Creators

Instagram is preparing to launch in-app subscriptions, allowing users to pay for exclusive content from their favorite creators as the platform looks to move away from conventional ads for monetization, recent App Store listings have suggested. In May of this year, Instagram head Adam Mosseri said in an interview with The Information that the platform was exploring the idea of subscriptions, explaining there are "different ways to facilitate a financial relationship between a fan and a creato...
Tags: Instagram, App Store, Fan Club, Adam Mosseri, TechCrunch Instagram, Previously Instagram, Alessandro Paluzzi, Instagram Badge, Paluzzi Instagram, Instagram Preparing


Instagram spends the majority of its $390 global advertising budget on targeting teens, according to a new report

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Instagram spends most of its global marketing budget on targeting teens, The New York Times reports. The Facebook-owned app reportedly sees a loss of teen users as an "existential threat." The new report follows revelations that Instagram's own research found the app is bad for teens' mental health. Instagram is so desperate to keep a foothold with teenage users that it spends the majority of its marketing budget targeting teens with ads, according to ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Massachusetts, Advertising, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Snapchat, Teenagers, Mental Health, New York Times, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, WSJ


Instagram spends the majority of its $390 million global advertising budget on targeting teens, according to a new report

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Instagram spends most of its global marketing budget on targeting teens, The New York Times reports. The Facebook-owned app reportedly sees a loss of teen users as an "existential threat." The new report follows revelations that Instagram's own research found the app is bad for teens' mental health. Instagram is so desperate to keep a foothold with teenage users that it spends the majority of its marketing budget targeting teens with ads, according to ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Massachusetts, Advertising, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Snapchat, Teenagers, Mental Health, New York Times, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, WSJ


Experts say it's 'theoretically possible' the Facebook outage was connected to a whistleblower's bombshell claims against the company - but not likely

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies to senate committee Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images Hours after an interview with a Facebook whistleblower aired, the firm suffered a widespread outage. Experts told Insider the two events likely aren't connected and are merely a "coincidence." But they also said it's "theoretically possible," and hackers could have attacked to "make a point." See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook and its carousel of apps suffered a...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Congress, Trends, Social Media, Cbs, Tech Companies, Outage, Lloyd, Das, Tech Insider, Ryan Lloyd, Adam Mosseri, Haugen, Matt McClain


When Facebook and Instagram went dark, small businesses realized they're at the mercy of an almighty landlord who they're 'just renting space' from

For businesses that rely on social media sites, outages are a nightmare. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images When Facebook and Instagram crashed yesterday, business stopped for many online entrepreneurs. Social media has become a boon for businesses, allowing them to build customer bases and sales. But experts advise these outfits to diversify beyond relying solely on big tech platforms. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Facebook and Instagram go dark, is your business really ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Small Business, Trends, Reddit, Retail, Illinois, Facebook Live, Outage, Facebook Instagram, Sánchez, Cawley, Michael Sanchez, Adam Mosseri, Facebook Marketplace, Jon Elder


Every Facebook-owned app was down Monday in a widespread outage

Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Several Facebook apps appeared to suffer an outage on Monday. Users reported having issues accessing Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger on Downdetector. The outage spanned multiple countries, according to user reports. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook suffered a major outage across several countries on Monday for more than 5 hours. Users reported having issues accessing Facebook apps like Instagram, WhatsApp, Mes...
Tags: Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Trends, Whatsapp, Outage, Tech Insider, Sarah Jackson, Adam Mosseri, Instagram WhatsApp Messenger, Facebook Instagram WhatsApp, Downdetector, Ryan Mac, Jakub Porzycki NurPhoto, Getty Images Several Facebook, ET Downdetector


Here's what we've learned so far about Facebook's global outage

SOPA Images/Getty Images Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp all went offline Monday for users globally. Even the company's internal communications tools went offline, slowing its ability to respond. Here's what we know so far about possible causes of the outage. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook and some of its most widely used apps, including Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger, experienced a major outage affecting users globally on Monday.Some of Facebook&#...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Nbc News, Trends, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, The New York Times, Brian Krebs, Cloudflare, Krebs, John Graham Cumming, Mike Schroepfer, Kevin Collier, Tech Insider, Adam Mosseri


Instagram boss says it feels like a 'snow day' as the Facebook outage reportedly brings work to a grinding halt

Several Facebook apps appeared to suffer an outage on Monday. Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images Every Facebook-owned app appears to be down in a widespread outage, including Instagram and WhatsApp. Facebook employees and social media managers have taken to Twitter to declare Monday a "snow day." Instagram's boss replied "it does feel like a snow day" to a tweet that said, "Instagram should stay offline forever." See more stories on Insider's business page. Insta...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, The New York Times, Outage, WhatsApp Facebook, Big Tech, Tech Insider, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Ryan Mac, Rafael Henrique, Hannah Towey


Mark Zuckerberg's net worth is shedding billions

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's CEO and chairman. Reuters Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's net worth dropped by $7 billion on Monday, Bloomberg reported. Facebook's stock dipped amid widespread outages and revelations from a whistleblower. Zuckerberg is now the fifth-richest person in the world behind Bill Gates, according to Bloomberg. See more stories on Insider's business page. Mark Zuckerberg's net worth is nosediving amid and Monday's widespread Facebook outages.Z...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Trends, Bloomberg, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, New York Times, Bill Gates, Wall Street Journal, Zuckerberg, Reuters Facebook, Tech Insider, Mark Zuckerberg Facebook, Messenger Instagram, Adam Mosseri


Facebook pauses the whole"Instagram for kids" idea

Instagram is no longer working on a version of its app designed for kids under 13. The decision comes after a Wall Street Journal report that revealed company documents acknowledging the app's negative effect on teen girls. Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, explained the move in a blog post: "While we stand by the need to develop this experience, we've decided to pause this project. — Read the rest
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Facebook's own research showed Instagram to be toxic for teens, which it denies - then it pulled Instagram Kids anyway

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Instagram makes teen girls feel worse about themselves, Facebook researchers reportedly found. Facebook repudiated the findings of its own research in a blog post published over the weekend. Then, Instagram announced it is pausing work on its Instagram Kids app. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook has spent the past week doing damage control after a series of Wall Street Journal reports revealed damning ev...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Teens, Trends, Research, Analysis, Nick Clegg, Wall Street Journal, Journal, WSJ, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Notably Facebook


Instagram Kids put on ice after backlash from lawmakers and child safety groups

Instagram is pausing plans to build a kids’ version of the app after a fierce backlash from lawmakers, child safety groups, and parents. Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, announced the move in a blog post published Monday: While we stand by the need to develop this experience, we’ve decided to pause this project. This will give us time to work with parents, experts, policymakers and regulators, to listen to their concerns, and to demonstrate the value and importance of this project for younge...
Tags: Startups, Instagram, Tech, Insider, Adam Mosseri, Instagram Kids


Instagram says it's putting a hold on its 'Instagram Kids' project for under-13s, citing backlash

Instagram head Adam Mosseri. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for WIRED Instagram announced Monday it's pausing its project to build an Instagram for under-13s. Instagram head Adam Mosseri said the project, Instagram Kids, leaked too early. He also cited public backlash following a report on research into Instagram's effect on teenage girls. See more stories on Insider's business page. Instagram is putting a hold on its project to build a special version of its platform for under-...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Kids, News, Instagram, Washington, US, Trends, Tech News, Teenagers, Nick Clegg, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Tweens, Democratic, Facebook Instagram


Facebook Halts Plans for ‘Instagram Kids’ App After Backlash

Facebook is tabling “Instagram Kids” for now — but at the same time, Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, says that launching an app for kids under 13 is still “the right thing to do.” News of the Instagram Kids project came earlier this year, and it was swiftly bashed from several quarters. Critics included more […]
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Facebook knows Instagram harms teens. Now, its plan to open the app to kids looks worse than ever

Facebook is in the hot seat again. The Wall Street Journal published a powerful multi-part series on the company this week, drawing from internal documents on everything from the company’s secretive practice of whitelisting celebrities to its knowledge that Instagram is taking a serious toll on the mental health of teen girls. The flurry of investigative pieces makes it clear that what Facebook says in public doesn’t always reflect the company’s knowledge on known issues behind the scenes. The r...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Teens, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, Social Media, Tech, Mental Health, The Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal, Blackburn, WSJ, Data Security


Instagram chief faces backlash after awkward comparison between cars and social media safety

"Cars create way more value in the world than they destroy," Instagram chief Adam Mosseri said. "And I think social media is similar."
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Instagram Boss Says Social Media is Like Cars: People Are Going To Die

An anonymous reader shares a report: Adam Mosseri isn't doing Facebook any favors. The head of Instagram was interviewed on the Recode Media podcast this week following a damning series of articles in the Wall Street Journal based on leaked internal Facebook documents. In the interview with host Peter Kafka, Mosseri attempted to defend the negative effects his platform has on its users by comparing social media to cars. The gist of his argument? Some people are just going to get run over, and th...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Kafka, Adam Mosseri, Recode Media, Mosseri, Instagram Boss Says Social Media, Peter Kafka Mosseri


Instagram may not be a photo-sharing app anymore, but Glass is

Instagram made headlines (including this one) when product head Adam Mosseri said in June that the app is “no longer just a square photo-sharing app,” since it’s to shopping and video. But where does that leave photographers who want a social photo-sharing experience? According to Tom Watson, a former product designer at Facebook and Pinterest, photographers have lacked a social network for a while. That’s why, with co-founder Stefan Borsje, Watson built Glass, a subscription-based iOS app des...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Photography, Pinterest, Instagram, Yahoo, Tech, Glass, Tom Watson, Vsco, Watson, Flickr, Photo Sharing, Exif, Adam Mosseri, Smugmug


Move fast and break Facebook: A bull case for antitrust enforcement

Daniel Liss Contributor Share on Twitter Daniel Liss is the founder and CEO of Dispo, the digital disposable camera social network. More posts by this contributor Today’s real story: The Facebook monopoly This is the second post in a series on the Facebook monopoly. The first post explored how the U.S. Federal Trade Commission should define the Facebook monopoly. I am inspired by Cloudflare’s recent p...
Tags: Amazon, Social, TC, Facebook, Column, Mark Zuckerberg, Messenger, Twitter, Instagram, Yahoo, Etsy, Congress, Opinion, Government, Senate, White House


Facebook says it has a special team taking down content supporting or praising the Taliban

A Taliban fighter runs towards crowd outside Kabul airport, Kabul, Afghanistan August 16, 2021, in this still image taken from a video. REUTERS TV/via REUTERS Facebook is proactively taking down Taliban content, a spokesperson told the Insider. The spokesperson said it had a team of "Afghanistan experts" monitoring its platform. Facebook has faced criticism for failing to stop incitement and hate speech on its platforms. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook says it is...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Washington Post, US, Trends, Whatsapp, Afghanistan, Taliban, Kabul, Myanmar, Reuters, KABUL Afghanistan, Dari, Reuters Facebook, Pashto



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