UK proposes banning social media 'likes' for children

The new proposals are an attempt to protect the privacy and safety of the youngest social media users. Regulators in the U.K. have proposed sweeping new rules for social media platforms in order to keep people under the age of 18 safer online and their data more private, reports the BBC. Among the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) proposals is for Facebook and Instagram to disable the “like” buttons on posts for anyone younger than 18. When a user presses a “like” button that information is used by advertisers to compile information about the user–many times without the young person’s knowledge.Read Full Story

UK proposes banning social media 'likes' for children

Britain's privacy regulator wants to stop kids from being able to "like" posts on Facebook and other social media sites as part of tough new rules it's proposing to protect children's online ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Phys.org

Facebook and Instagram may have to remove like buttons for UK children

The like function on Facebook and Instagram could be removed and privacy settings set to max for UK children under new proposed social media guidelines

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Newscientist

UK Proposes Stricter Child Safety Rules for Social Media

The UK is calling on social media to step up their child safety guidelines. Turning off reaction buttons and limiting data collection are among the 16 recommendations for age-appropriate design, ...

Tue 16 Apr 19 from Geek.com

UK wants Facebook to remove its Like button for younger users

The UK wants social media to turn off so-called "nudge" techniques, including Facebook's "Like" button and Snapchat streaks, for under-18s. The recommendations ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Engadget

Under-18s face 'like' and 'streaks' bans on social media

The UK's data watchdog proposes restrictions on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat among others.

Mon 15 Apr 19 from BBC Technology

Regulators want to ban under-18s from using “Like” buttons on Facebook and Instagram

The new proposals are an attempt to protect the privacy and safety of the youngest social media users. Regulators in the U.K. have proposed sweeping new rules for social media platforms in order ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Fastcompany Tech

  • Pages: 1

Bookmark

Bookmark and Share