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Silicon Valley says kids over the age of 13 can handle the big, bad world of social media. Experts say that's the result of a 'problematic' 1990s internet law

4 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo
Facebook and its social media peers require users to be at least 13 years old to use their sites.
That age traces back to a 1990s law that prohibits the tracking and data collection of children.
Experts called the age "arbitrary" and said even if it were raised, it wouldn't ensure kids' safety.
Once kids turn 13, they can use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, and virtually any other massively popular social app. Why? Because an internet law written in 1998 told them they could. The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act was...
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