Facebook's new initiative to keep teenagers away from harmful content know how the new feature will work

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Facebook is working on new ways to make its platform a safer place for young users. The company will introduce a new feature on Instagram that will encourage teens to keep a safe distance from harmful content and take a break from Instagram.

Veteran social media platform Facebook is working on new ways to make its platform a secure place for young users. The company will introduce a new feature on its photo-sharing app Instagram that will encourage teens to keep a safe distance from harmful content and encourage them to "take a break" from Instagram. The new features were announced by Nick Clegg, Facebook's Vice President of Global Affairs. Clegg made the announcement shortly after a former Facebook employee whistleblower made shocking claims about Facebook harming young users via Instagram.

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Speaking of features, Clegg said on CNN's State of the Union, "We're going to introduce something that I think will make a big difference, where our systems see that a teenager is watching the same content over and over again. —and it's content that may not be conducive to their well-being, we'll encourage them to look at other content," Clegg said. He also revealed that the company is also working on a feature that will ask teenagers to take a break from the platform. Clegg, however, did not say when he plans to roll out the new features.

How does Instagram's take a break feature work?

Earlier, Instagram head Adam Mosseri had talked about working on the 'take a break' feature. “We encourage people to check out other topics if they come across content that may contribute to negative social comparisons, and a feature temporarily called “Take a Break” where people share their accounts. and take some time to reflect on it. The time they are spending is worthwhile,” he had said.

Francis Haugen, a former employee who is a whistleblower, has testified before a Senate committee about his experience on Facebook, and he has also called on Congress to take strict action against the social media company that allegedly But to create a toxic environment for teenagers on Instagram. She alleged that Facebook was aware of the harmful effects Instagram had on teenagers, yet did not take any steps to stop it.

Instagram also halted its plans to launch Instagram Kids for users under the age of 13 after facing stiff opposition from child safety advocates.