Italy asks TikTok to block young users after the death of a 10-year-old girl

Tram Ho

According to the Italian Data Protection Agency, although TikTok has previously committed to ban children under the age of 13 from registering to use the platform, many young users can still “bypass” the regulation. This one is easy. Therefore, the Italian Data Protection Agency requires the TikTok application to block unverified user accounts, with a deadline of February 15.

 Italy yêu cầu TikTok chặn người dùng nhỏ tuổi sau vụ bé gái 10 tuổi tử vong - Ảnh 1.

Commenting on this request, the representative of TikTok announced that he was trying to prevent “young” accounts according to regulations, and affirmed that TikTok always develops and strengthens policies and technologies to protect the community. users in general and young users in particular.

Earlier on January 20, a 10-year-old girl in the province of Palermo, Italy was found dead in the bathroom after performing a famous challenge on the social network TikTok, called “challenge fainting” (Blackout Challenge ). Accordingly, the participants of the challenge must perform actions that make themselves suffocate, causing temporary fainting. This dangerous challenge has been viral on social platforms since 2020, especially on TikTok./.

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Source : Genk