The complaint, originally made public in redacted form, was the opening salvo in a lawsuit filed in late October by the attorneys general of 33 states.
Meta didn’t immediately provide a comment on the unredacted complaint following a request from The Associated Press.
Others acknowledged that Facebook and Instagram were also popular with children under age 13, who, per company policy, were not allowed to use the service.
One Facebook safety executive alluded to the possibility that cracking down on younger users might hurt the company's business in a 2019 email, according to the Journal report.
Political Cartoons View All 1265 ImagesThe complaint noted that at times Meta has a backlog of up to 2.5 million accounts of younger children awaiting action, according to the reports.
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