Facebook CEO Zuckerberg wants children under 13 to be on his social network

The 27 years old facebook CEO Zuckerberg announced on a summit of innovation in education, that he wants children under 13 to be on facebook. This is e.g. in Austria quite standard, however, in the United States the US federal law COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) prohibits to store personal data of children under 13. Zuckerberg argues, that facebook would help to improve the learning curve of children by e.g. giving them the possibility to online exchange their opinions and findings.  Even though already now there are according to a study about 5 million US children who have a facebook account. facebook only checks he date of birth when creating an account but nothing further.

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