Tue. Feb 19th, 2019

Tinder and Grindr are being questioned about age verification after a report on child abuse

Tinder and Grindr are being questioned about age verification after a report on child abuse

Tinder and Grindr are facing new scrutiny over their age verification practices after a report found several examples of children being abused after signing up for dating apps.

Yesterday, the United Kingdom’s Sunday Times reported that law enforcement officials in the UK have investigated more than 30 cases where children evaded age requirements on dating apps and were later raped, according to public records obtained by the outlet. The report also found another 60 cases involving sexual exploitation of children on dating services.

The United Kingdom Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright told the publication that his office was investigating. “I will be writing to these companies asking what measures…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/11/18220744/tinder-minors-grindr-age-verification-child-abuse

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