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Reps Write To Facebook On Plan To Let Kids Join Site

SOCIAL NETWORKING—U.S.

June 6, 2012

Following announcements that Facebook may permit children younger than 13 to use the site, Reps. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Joe Barton (R-TX) sent a letter to the social networking site Monday asking executives whether information about younger users would be collected and shared and if targeted advertising would be employed, COMPUTERWORLD reports. "Permitting children under 13 to use the social networking site raises a number of important questions about how Facebook would comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act," the letter said, adding, "We strongly believe that children and their personal information should not be viewed as a source of revenue."
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