Social platforms say it's hard to tell which users are kids

Posted on AllSides December 9th, 2021
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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Tech giants including Instagram are calling for Congress' help in figuring out just how old their users actually are.

Why it matters: In order to create child-friendly experiences, online platforms need to identify which users are actually children.

Driving the news: Instagram head Adam Mosseri became the latest industry leader to highlight the challenges of verifying the ages of users at a hearing before the Senate Commerce consumer protection subcommittee on Wednesday.

Children under 13 aren't allowed on Instagram, but Mosseri told lawmakers it is very difficult to verify ages on the...

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