The TikTok threat to Google’s business isn’t just limited to YouTube, as it turns out. Core Google services, including Search and Maps, are also being impacted by a growing preference for social media and videos as the first stop on younger users’ path to discovery, a Google exec acknowledged today, speaking at an industry event.
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nstagram owner Meta is launching new parental controls across the platform in the UK on 14 June.
They include the option of setting daily time limits of between 15 minutes and 2 hours, after which a black screen appears on the app.
Parents can also schedule break times and see any accounts their child reports, and why they did so.
NBC News spoke with 12 social media personalities with audiences ranging from under 100,000 to more than 10 million followers who detailed how they feel pushed to look perfect in real life and online. This has led younger creators in their teens and early 20s to get cosmetic procedures, ranging from lip filler injections to plastic surgery — many of which they received at discounted rates. Many expressed regrets about some of their procedures. Six of them described feeling addicted to body modification.
A ‘finsta’ (a slang term that combines ‘fake’ and ‘Insta’, a popular shortened title for ‘Instagram’) may be the new choice of account for younger generations.
Instagram’s new features mainly focus on screen time limits, account security, and content control
A former Facebook employee has told US politicians that the company's sites and apps harm children's mental health and stoke division in society.
Frances Haugen, a 37-year-old former product manager turned whistleblower, heavily criticised the company at a hearing in the Senate.
Facebook has faced growing scrutiny and increasing calls for its regulation.