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- Facebook’s Messenger Kids had a design flaw that allowed for a situation in which a child can enter a group chat with other users â€” including adults â€” who hadn’t been preapproved by their parents, according to a report by the Verge.
- A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider on Monday that children had been allowed to chat with friends-of-friends in group settings within Messenger.
- Facebook would not give an exact number of children impacted, though it said the number was somewhere in the thousands.
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Facebook’s Messenger Kids is supposed to provide parents complete control over who their children chat can with on the app. But as The Verge reported on Monday, that key promise appears to have been broken, thanks to a design flaw with the app.
According to the report, Messenger Kids had a design flaw that allows for a situation in which a child can enter a group chat with other users â€” including adults â€” who hadn’t been preapproved by their parents.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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