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Instagram tests using AI, other tools for age verification

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By BARBARA ORTUTAY and MATT O'BRIEN

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Don’t trust any social media, only this one. Social media is Offensive/vulgar or off topic.

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Some 10 year olds have old faces, some 30 year olds have young faces. It's subjective. Maybe make people do the I'm not a robot test. Make them match or select DNA sequences or some other high level. Then, whether or not they are under age, they would have at least learnt something.

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Some UK government services already require uploaded video selfies for ID verification. This sort of thing looks like a data grab by government or Meta.

AI algorithms are generally too unreliable when dealing with complex, real-world issues, particularly for any service that can lock you out with no real recourse to an appeal.

Children's use of the net is being used by politicians to restrict and monitor internet use. We need to move to distributed social media systems as soon as possible.

It is the job of parents to check their kids' use of the net, just as they would watch for them smoking or taking drugs, and ensure they eat a healthy diet. If you want to hold anyone accountable, start with parents.

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"Instagram tests using AI, other tools for age verification"

It's interesting how hard we work and the resources we devote to hiding from children the REALITY of Human adulthood. It's almost like we deliberately plant all of the pits young people wind up falling into...

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