Facebook and Instagram locking underaged users' accounts


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  • Friday, 20 Jul 2018

Facebook and Instagram will be more stringent in ensuring that children under 13 are not signed up for the social media accounts.

Facebook is cracking down on accounts belonging to users under the age of 13.

An account that is reported for any offense will be scrutinised – and if its moderators, at their own discretion, believe that the account belongs to someone under the age limit, it will be locked down.

Previously, Facebook only investigated accounts that were flagged as belonging to an underaged person.

"We do not allow people under 13 to have a Facebook account. If someone is reported to us as being under 13, the reviewer will look at the content on their profile (text and photos) to try to ascertain their age.

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