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Facebook launches new messaging app made for kids

It’s “The Social Network” meets “Sesame Street.” Facebook is targeted kids as young as 6 with a new messaging app introduced on Monday — which some critics worry will be a slippery slope for Mark Zuckerberg’s two-billion strong operation. Messenger Kids is a training wheels version of its full-fledged product — which will allow children to exchange messages and photos with friends and family as well as video chats. APFacebook said there will be plenty of safeguards built into Messenger Kids. Parents will have to sign their children up for the service and have to approve any person their children communicate with. At the same time, Facebook is promising not to sell ads into the Messenger Kids stream nor to automaticall ...