How the government’s unlucky 13 was halted

How the government’s unlucky 13 was halted

The plan to set the ‘digital age of consent’ at 13 followed a poor level of public engagement and concerns over the undue influence of tech companies on government policy

‘Céad mile fáilte” was written on white letterings against a pale blue backdrop at the Facebook headquarters in Silicon Valley last November. It was one of a number of posters carrying colourful niceties such as “be bold”, “listen as much as you speak” and “inclusion is within everyone’s ability.”

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