March 8, 2007
Connecticut Wants MySpace to Add Age Verification
Connecticut Wants MySpace to Add Age Verification. While this is in theory a good idea to help protect children from child predators, it also is a waste of time and money.
According to the article on MarketingVox:
Sites would also be required to confirm that information about parents is correct, if necessary by directly contacting parents.
I’m thinking this step is next to impossible to enforce. MySpace now has over 100 million users. How is this even possible? Who will make the phone calls, and how will they verify that the information they receive from the “parents” is legitimate?