Sen. Blumenthal Asks Facebook: ‘Will You Commit to Ending Finsta?,’ FB’s Safety Chief Has to Explain that Finsta Is Slang for a Fake Account

‘Finsta is one of you products or services’


BLUMENTHAL: "Well, finsta is one of your — finsta is one of your products or services. We’re not talking about Google or Apple. It’s Facebook, correct?"
DAVIS: "Finsta is slang for a type of account."
BLUMENTHAL: "Okay, will you end that type of account?"
DAVIS: "We — I'm not sure I understand exactly what you’re asking. What I can say is that based on what we’ve seen in terms of teens using those kinds of accounts, we've actually given them additional privacy options to address — to address those kinds of issues where they want more privacy, so they can have more privacy."
BLUMENTHAL: "Well, I don’t think that’s an answer to my question."

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