Instagram Test Age Verification Technique

In 2008, I served on the Internet Safety Technical Task Force, which, at the behest of the 49th U.S. State Attorney General and MySpace, ran out of Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center to determine, among other things, whether social media companies There was a practical way. Set the age of your users. was not there.

Larry Magid (Gary Reyes / Mercury News)

Fast forward to 2022. While the technology is still evolving, there are now ways to accomplish this that we could not do more than a decade ago. Meta begins testing in the US new routes To verify age, including face-based-age-prediction (FBAP) technology, which can anonymously determine an individual’s estimated age with “social vouching”.

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