Twitter Intros Age Screening To Block Underage Followers

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mrmaia

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It looks like the exact same system used by porn sites to keep underage viewers out. Twitter will see a lot of people claiming they were born January 1 :D
 

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Like most age screening methods this sounds pretty much useless. I don't think there is a minor on the face of the planet that hasn't figured out to lie about their birthday whenever they reach one of these screenings....
 

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It doesn't matter if people lie about their age to bypass the screening. Companies don't care who sees what as long as their ass is covered. All it does is put the responsibility on the viewer so they can't get sued by horrible parents who let 4 year old tommy seeing boobies and naughty language.

Of course, it should be assumed by default that the responsibility is ALWAYS on the viewer and none of this should be necessary, but since Americans refuse to take responsibility for their own lives and insist on putting the blame on everyone else for their crappy kids, we will always have to live with this nanny nonsense on the internet.
 

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Homeland Security just announced a similar scheme.
On arrival from international flights you will be asked if you are a US citizen.
If you answer "yes" you will be allowed thru immigration.
If you answer no they will send you to a holding cell with computers where you can Google the correct answer; then try again.
 

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[citation][nom]ashley6347[/nom]like Virginia responded I didnt know that anyone able to make $9783 in 4 weeks on the internet. did you read this website[/citation]
I don't think people of ANY age should fall for that scam.
 

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Of course, this won't be very effective. On my T-mobile prepaid account, on the other hand, I have to supply my address, last 4 digits of my SSN, etc if I want to turn off filtering, and I have to be 18. Aside from people who know how to change their DNS server, that's pretty effective.
 

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I never got this crap. What are we actually "protecting" kids from? The truth is, we're not protecting anyone, we're just censoring things because we think they're bad. Give kids all of the facts and then let them decide what they want to do instead of just censoring things so that kids will be even more curious about them.
 

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[citation][nom]11796pcs[/nom]I never got this crap. What are we actually "protecting" kids from? The truth is, we're not protecting anyone, we're just censoring things because we think they're bad. Give kids all of the facts and then let them decide what they want to do instead of just censoring things so that kids will be even more curious about them.[/citation]


But the minds of children aren't fully developed yet. Exposing them to adult things might not be the best thing. This exposure might affect them long term
 

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[citation][nom]livebriand[/nom]Of course, this won't be very effective. On my T-mobile prepaid account, on the other hand, I have to supply my address, last 4 digits of my SSN, etc if I want to turn off filtering, and I have to be 18. Aside from people who know how to change their DNS server, that's pretty effective.[/citation]

But then T-Mobile operates this way in your country and uses something else in mine...
You get the picture.
 

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I'm surprised Twitter didn't get into trouble earlier for the lack of this ineffective but required screening. It's like that M-rated video game sites; one simply enters that they're born on January 1, 1915.
 
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