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The favored video app TikTok mentioned on Wednesday it had agreed with Italian authorities to dam all customers who gave their age as below 13, amongst different measures, after the dying of a 10-year-old lady was blamed on a breath-holding social media problem.

Prosecutors in Palermo are investigating that case, which has led to elevated scrutiny of kids’s use of social media platforms.

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TikTok, owned by the Chinese language firm ByteDance, first gained recognition in Asia and now additionally has an enormous following within the West. It has change into vastly widespread amongst youngsters in Italy in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Italian regulator mentioned TikTok had agreed to dam all accounts in Italy from February 9 and to readmit solely customers who supplied a date of beginning exhibiting they have been no less than 13 years previous.

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Alexandra Evans, Tiktok’s head of kid security in Europe, mentioned it could additionally introduce a button into the app to allow members to report customers who gave the impression to be below 13.

The regulator mentioned TikTok had additionally agreed to guage utilizing synthetic intelligence to detect under-age accounts.

It is going to, nevertheless, have to debate the proposal with the Irish privateness authority, which is the European Union’s lead information safety authority for Tik Tok as a result of the agency has its European head workplace in Eire.

 

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