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head of youth wellbeing @meta, safety & wellbeing @instagram. previously opinionated wonk @twitter @google @disney. views are my own.
Jul 27, 2021 13 tweets 4 min read
I’m excited to share how we’ve been thinking about building safe, age-appropriate experiences for young people across Facebook and Instagram.…

This work has been months, nay, years in the making, so there’s quite a bit in here... 🧵 In March we started asking teens to choose their privacy setting when they join IG. Starting today, we’re defaulting all new teens under the age of 16 into private accounts (18 in some countries). In initial tests, 8/10 teens we defaulted into private accounts kept that setting.
Sep 19, 2020 18 tweets 4 min read
I finally had time to reflect on #TheSocialDilemma and as someone who has worked on tech policy issues throughout my career, had many, many thoughts. 🧵

(The following are entirely my personal views and don't in any way reflect those of my employers past or present.) (1) it was frustrating to watch former product, growth, and engineering leads wring their hands over "new" revelations that in-house policy teams warned them about for years. To see people who ignored and underfunded these teams now be positioned as "critics" and "truth tellers".