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Children targeted with graphic content just hours after joining social media

Sky, 20 Jul 2021
Children are being targeted with graphic content just hours after setting up social media profiles, according to a new report.

Researchers created avatars based on information from real teenagers aged 13 to 17, including who they follow and what posts they like.

But despite their age, it wasn't long before the fake profiles were receiving an array of inappropriate material, such as sexualised images, content linked to self harm and ads promoting diets.

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