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US Senate bill aims to enforce social media ban on under-13s
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US Senate bill aims to enforce social media ban on under-13s

The majority of social media sites mandate that users be at least 13 years old, but enforcing this requirement with verification is another story—millions of children use Facebook or TikTok without restriction. Currently, a group of US senators from both parties is attempting to include the government in the procedure. For instance, Facebook stipulates that you must be 13 years old to register for an account. Facebook also states that lying about your age is against its terms of service because it wants to monitor sexual content and stop bullying and grooming. The platform's executives have acknowledged that there isn't much they can do to prevent children from creating profiles, though, because there isn't a clear verification process in place read more US Senate bill aims to enfor...