"Are you over 13?" and why it doesn't matter.

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In the past decade there's been a good deal of child protection panic floating around the internet. The irony is that the companies that ask whether you're over <whatever age> are asking so (you / your child) violates the terms of service if it's a lie. That way they can reasonably say "we only allow users over 13 on our platform in accordance with local law, if users are joining under that age they are breaching the terms of service".

The only way around this is with some kind of national ID, so the fact that this is deemed "good enough" by the West works in our favour.

Just some food for thought.
 
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Because no one actually cares as long as they can pass the buck of blame on to someone else. That's the entire reason ToS exist in the first place, "It's not our fault you don't like that we were able to determine your daughter was pregnant before she told you, it's in the ToS that you agreed to before using our services." It's all cover your ass so that the companies don't face any negative consequences.

You're right that it works in our favor
 
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