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UK To Question Tinder, Grinder Over Age Verification Policy In Dating Apps

UK To Question Tinder, Grinder Over Age Verification Policy In Dating Apps - Surge Zirc SA
POLAND, Warsaw – December 21, 2016. The dating app Tinder is now available on Apple TV making it easier for people to use the app together. (Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Tinder and Grinder will be explaining more about their website age policy. The UK’s Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Jeremy Wright, will be asking the dating app giants about their age verification and safety policies.

The UK Secretary thought of doing so after a Sunday Times report shows many incidents of sexual abuse and exploitation against underaged people who signup on the app, including about 30 instances of rape cases.

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He’s interested in knowing what system Tinder and Grindr had put in place keep children safe from harm. He’ll be taking further action if the dating services company fails to provide a satisfying answer.

Both Tinda and Grinder had said they use a mix of automated and human oversight to keep children off their apps. Meanwhile Grinder’s spokesperson said the company constantly working to improve its screening process.

How the UK authorities would act against Tinda and Grinder should they be found wanting in the areas they will be scrutinized is not very clear to us, but we’re sure the UK has got a template to verify age on porn website, we are looking that the same template might be applicable in the case of dating sites.

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The only issue in sight now is the fact the porn age verification template has encountered a lot of setbacks, which dating app companies might not be willing to go through as that will surely affect their operations.

Source: Engadget


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