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Opinion The parental responsibility with Facebook

Facebook's logo on a tablet screen.
Facebook's logo on a tablet screen. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images)

Regarding the Oct. 12 news article “Whistleblower fights Facebook with its own weapon: Data”:

The success of Facebook in a free-market playing field came through offering free key services and innovative platforms for the betterment of human lives. As in all good things, there are negative side effects stemming from free-range roaming and unmetered usage.

Access for children to the site must be controlled and supervised by responsible adults. Arguably, it is counterproductive to regulate innovation. It is fair to ask Facebook to voluntarily incorporate age-sensitive filters and safety features in its algorithms. The ultimate responsibility lies with the user, who should be exercising adequate discretion. There is a point at which corporate responsibility and personal responsibility merge and work in unison for the betterment of humanity. This is called social responsibility.

Maracheril John, Prosper, Tex.