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Commission Wants Tighter Facebook Privacy Rules For Teens

Commissioners will consider approving a resolution calling on Facebook to reverse its policy of allowing teens to post items that would be seen by a larger audience.

Credit: Facebook
Credit: Facebook
The Cherokee County Commission on Tuesday will consider a resolution calling on social media giant Facebook to "protect our teenagers from predators and abuses of privacy."

The commission will consider the resolution tonight during its meeting, which gets underway at 6 p.m. at the county administration building in Canton. The meeting will be preceded by a work session, which starts at 3 p.m.

If approved, Cherokee would be the second governmental entity in the Atlanta region to approve a resolution that addresses the subject.

Fayette County in October passed a similar resolution calling on Facebook to reverse its policy, which allows users between the ages of 13 and 17 to post updates, videos and photos that would be seen by a broader audience. 

See the attached .PDF to review what else is on tonight's agenda. 

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