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Facebook pulls plug on ‘Instagram Kids’ ahead of faceoff in Senate over harming teen girls

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Facebook halted an Instagram product for children on Monday as the tech giant braced for a confrontation with Congress over allegations Instagram hurts girls’ mental health and possibly contributes to suicidal thoughts.

Sens. Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Democrat, and Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee Republican, took aim at the Facebook-owned Instagram and intend …