Social media must be made less addictive, says watchdog



Social media firms need to limit features that hook youngsters on devices, Children's Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, has said.
Streaks, the number of consecutive days people have sent Snapchat messages to each other, should be dropped, she told the Telegraph.
She also pinpointed autoplay videos and algorithms that identify interests to serve youngsters with more content.
Snapchat said its streaks were not designed to encourage addiction.
In an interview with the newspaper, Ms Longfield said: "I would like all these to be looked at and really reduced down, if not taken away.... read more

 
12 June 2018 in Science &Technology, Views: 51
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