Instagram’s move to limit access by children will change nothing
The social media giant will now ask users to verify their ages, but won‘t be taking any measures to check that they are telling the truth
Instagram’s decision to finally introduce some controls to limit access to users under the age of 13 last week screams of too little, too late. Just like its parent company, Facebook, Instagram has long been under fire for its abject failure to enforce its own rules about who can access the platform.
Prior to last week’s announcement, the ban on those under 13 years old accessing the site was entirely unenforceable. That remains the...
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