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Instagram will now tell users when to take a break from using the app

Just a day before the head of Instagram will face questions from lawmakers over its child safety practices, the company is rolling out a handful of new features aimed at making it harder for users, particularly teenagers, to fall down rabbit holes that could be harmful to their mental health.

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Senate passes bill to ban conversion therapy

Conversion therapy will soon be banned across Canada, after the Senate agreed to the expedited passage of Bill C-4 on Tuesday. After multiple attempts to pass legislation banning the harmful practice failed in recent years, the bill has now cleared both the House of Commons and Senate without changes, in just over a week. Once it receives royal assent, the bill will become law.

The pride flag flies in front of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill after a flag raising ceremony in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

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