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Apple CEO Tim Cook says he wouldn't let a child use social media

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he wouldn't let a child use social media

Anyone remember Ping — Apple's "music-oriented social network," the hot new thing back in 2010?

No, we're not surprised if you don't. It flopped — hard — and shut down after just a couple years. Apple seems to have ceded the social media landscape to Facebook since then.

Maybe that's just as well for Apple, since Facebook has been getting raked over the coals lately — accused of allowing the spread of fake news, of experimenting on its users, getting billions of people addicted to screens, and even of trying to market emotionally vulnerable teens to advertisers.

Even Tim Cook, who became Apple's chief executive in the middle of its ill-fated Ping...

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