Facebook to Limit Ads Shown to Kids, but Will Not Stop Collecting DataPosted August 03 2021
Several recent reports from Australia exposed how the alcohol industry and other health harmful industries target children on social media using the data collected by these sites.
Public outcry following these findings led Facebook to change their advertising restrictions. They will not allow advertisers to target children based on their interests anymore. However, Facebook has not committed to stop collecting data and profiling children as interested in harmful products.
There is an urgent need for governments to implement measures to protect children from harmful advertising on social media sites.