Meta is monetizing kids just as much as the rest of us. But this week, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleged that Meta violated a 2020 order to protect children on the site, as well as violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. agency Not only will the FTC deliver another financial slap on the wrist, it’s moving to completely ban Meta from monetizing kids.
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