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Social media age verification faces practicality, privacy challenges

fact sheet produced by NetChoice, an open internet advocacy group, argued that every user would first be required to upload identifying documents like government-issued ID or biometrics, then have those documents verified by a third party working with the government.

Then, NetChoice argued that data would likely be stored so that users could access an age-restricted social media service without having to verify their age each time, a practice the organization warned could put residents’ personal information at risk. Similar measures to require age verification to visit adult entertainment websites have raised the same privacy concerns.