Children’s Privacy: Snapchat kicking relatively few kids off app causing UK regulator concern

Compliance with the UK’s Online Safety Bill means disallowing children under age 13 to access sites containing adult material – or kicking them off if they do get on. But according to research conducted between April 2021 and April 2022 by media regulator, Ofcom, Snapchat was shown to be removing accounts of far fewer children than similar social sites. In data shared with Reuters by Ofcom, TikTok was shown to have blocked an average of about 180,000 suspected underage accounts in Britain every month, while Snapchat removed just 60 accounts per month.

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March 14, 2023
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