Instagram Testing New Age Verification Method For Some Underage Users

Instagram is testing a new tool to prevent underage users from posing as adults, parent company Meta said Thursday. If someone whose account says the user is under 18 years old tries to manually edit the date of birth on the app, Instagram will ask for proof.People can prove their age in three ways: a legal ID or driver’s license; “social vouching,” where three adult users are asked to verify the age; or a video selfie.With social vouching, the three adult users can’t be vouching for anyone else at the time and must respond to the request within three …
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