(NBC NEWSCHANNEL) A social media campaign has been launched against Mattel's new talking 'Hello Barbie.'
The campaign was launched Monday by a group called 'The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood'.
The group opposes marketing aimed at children and says the internet-connected doll "threatens children's privacy, well-being and creativity."
Its campaign is to discourage parents from buying the doll which carries a conversation with a child by recording what the child says and sending it via Wi-Fi to the cloud for Barbie's computer-generated response.
Mattel would not talk to NBC News about the controversy over the doll.