British health secretary and Conservative MP Jeremy Hunt has criticized Facebook’s Messenger Kids app, Business Insider reported.
According to British health secretary, the app will increase Internet addiction among children.
“Not sure this is the right direction at all Facebook told me they would come back with ideas to PREVENT underage use of their product, but instead they are actively targeting younger children,” the politician tweeted.
British Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesperson was asked about Hunt’s remarks on Tuesday. They responded: “Jeremy Hunt leads for the government on this and he’s obviously concerned in relation to protecting children’s’ mental health on social media and that comment is in line with that.”