Facebook May Allow Children to Join

Friday, June 08, 2012


This week the Wall Street Journal reported Facebook's plans to open up the social network to children under 13. As of now, preteens are not permitted to use the site, mainly because Facebook would have difficulty complying with COPPA, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act -- the federal law regulating how companies can collect and use information about kids. Danah Boyd talks to Bob about COPPA's origins.


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Danah Boyd

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Comments [1]

Jane from Zimbabwe

Oh, please, Miss Dana, don't be shocked at people lying to corporations and strangers. When they deserve our honesty, we'll give it to them.

Jun. 09 2012 06:45 AM

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