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Snapchat owner says it may tighten controls on underage users

WorldNews Thursday, 21 March 2019
Snapchat owner says it may tighten controls on underage usersThe owner of Snapchat is working with British lawmakers on ways to stop underage users signing up to the popular social-media platform, its senior director of international public policy said Tuesday. Advertising Snap Inc.’s Stephen Collins told a committee of senior policymakers he had met on Monday with a U.K. working group trying to solve the issue and that the “most sustainable solution” was some kind of central verification system. “I think it’s a serious attempt to come to a proper, fitting conclusion to this problem,” Collins said. Social media platforms are battling with governments to prove they can stop vulnerable users being exposed to inappropriate content, with governments and...
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News video: Snapchat Exec Admits Apps Age Verification Safeguards Are Useless

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Business Insider reports that two Snap executives were questioned by UK lawmakers regarding Snapchat&apos;s age-verification process. Snap&apos;s senior director of international public policy, Stephen Collins, and EMEA director of creative strategy, Will Scougal, appeared before lawmakers on...

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