Age Verification Tech for Social Media: Exploring the Opportunities and Pitfalls
Amid debates surrounding children’s privacy and safety online, the topic of age verification has been more relevant than ever. Utah passed a law this year requiring social media platforms to restrict access to minors without parental permission, and Congress and multiple states are considering legislation that would similarly require platforms to verify users’ ages.
This legislation raises questions about how mandatory age verification will impact social media platforms and their users. How does age verification for minors work? How accurate are various methods of age verification, including using artificial intelligence (AI) to estimate age? How feasible is it to implement those methods on social media, and what are the privacy implications?
Watch now for the panel dsicussion focusing on age verification technology for social media, AI age estimation, and current capabilities and limitations that policymakers should consider when crafting legislation designed to protect children.