Instagram’s age verification keeps teens from pretending to be adults

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Instagram might ask you to prove your age — but only in certain circumstances.

The photo and video-sharing platform said beginning Thursday it will start testing new tools for age verification if accounts listed as younger than 18 try to change their age to over 18.

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But users could still misrepresent their birth dates when setting up an account.

The change comes as Instagram’s parent company, Meta, faces increased scrutiny over the presence of children younger than 13 on its apps. A federal privacy law prohibits collecting data on people under 13 without parental permission, but only if the platforms know it’s happening, which lets companies look the other way, privacy advocates claim. State and federal legislators have proposed a variety of bills — including the Kids Online Safety Act in the Senate, the Children and Teens’ Online Privacy Protection Act in the Senate and the Age-Appropriate Design Code Act in California — which would significantly increase tech companies’ legal responsibility to protect children online.

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