Instagram Starts Banning Accounts for Children Under 13 Years of age

Instagram announced that as of Wednesday, December 4th, it requires the age of users when registering.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Unlike Facebook, Instagram did not ask users for their birth date during registration. However, the social media announced that as of Wednesday, December 4th, this information will be required to prevent children under the age of 13 from creating accounts.

Despite the change, Instagram will only request the age of new users. Thus, none of the active users on the platform will be affected by the rule which is provided in the social media's terms of use, and will henceforth be implemented.

In addition to serving as a block for children's accounts, age data . . .

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