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‘Addictive’ Facebook bad for kids, admit insiders

London, July 4: Some features in Facebook were designed keep users hooked on the platform which may harm children and adolescents, senior Facebook insiders admitted in a BBC Panorama programme. The social networking giant is very much aware of the negative effects of addictive technology, according to Sandy Parakilas, a former Facebook platform manager, The Telegraph reported on Tuesday. “There was definitely an awareness of the fact that the product was habit-forming and addictive,” he was quoted as saying by the BBC. (IANS)

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