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April 29, 2010



Reasonable age verification exists to enable parental control for teens and tweens. For Facebook to say that they do not allow children under 13 on their site is misleading at best, and only takes into account the click-through method of letting under 13 users on their site. They do actual no age verification and you can create a profile of any age on facebook and others. In fact Szoka at PFF said this precisely at the hearing. With the proliferation of access points to the internet, these brands need to take voluntary action to protect themselves before something is mandated in this area. If you look at what is featured every morning on Good Morning America, this is an issue for parents.

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