FTC complaint says Facebook allegedly collecting data on children with Messenger Kids

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FTC complaint says Facebook allegedly collecting data on children with Messenger Kids. Nydia Han reports during Action News at 9 a.m. on October 7, 2018.

A coalition of children's advocacy groups says Facebook's "Messenger Kids" app violates federal law.

The app is a social media platform designed for children as young as five-years-old.

The Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood joined other groups asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate.

Critics say anyone can set up the app and immediately approve a child's account without proof of identity.

Facebook says it has not yet reviewed the complaint.

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