Instagram and Facebook likes and Snapchat streaks could be banned for young people under new UK rules

The Independent - Tech 

Instagram and Facebook likes and Snapchat streaks could be banned for young people, under new rules that attempt to protect children's safety on the internet. A new report from the British Information Commissioner's Office suggests that those features and other techniques that "nudge" users into engaging with the site should be switched off. The features encourage them to stay online longer and so could damage their wellbeing, the major report suggests. The report also suggests that such features should be banned entirely on websites that can't be sure whether or not their users are under-18. The suggested rules on likes and streaks are just one of a whole range of wide-ranging changes to the way social media sites could work.