Social media platforms must enforce rules
Social media services have their own Terms and Conditions that outline who can join the platform. This guidance will often include age requirements and content boundaries. Most social media platforms, for instance, require its users to be 13 or older.
John says the Online Safety Bill makes it so that social media services with any rules “about who can become a member or user, or what they are not allowed to do when using the service” must also clarify what they do to enforce those rules.
“Age assurance systems are going to become much more common,” he says. “The hope is that an element of interoperability will emerge, so people are not having to go through an age assurance process every time they log into or join a new service.”