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RedIgnite

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  • RedIgnite wrote:

    Tupka217 wrote:
    The point is, making young people aware of the dangers of the internet. Outrageous analogy time: murders still happen, despite the laws against it.

    By the letter of the law, parents can give consent for an under-13 to have their data collected (because that's the crux here). However, it would require such a lengthy verification process that it's just not worth the effort to web sites.

    Um, no. Parents can simply provide their e-mail for their child's account and the child, if under 13, may never reveal their actual age. 

    That has nothing to do with COPPA, but with subverting Fandom's Terms of Use.

    See [ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/complying-coppa-frequently-asked-questions#Verifiable%20Parental this] on how companies can gain parental consent, and then you understand why they don't bother.

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    • Users don't violate COPPA. Users violate the ToU, put in place to prevent Fandom from violating COPPA.

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    • Tupka217 wrote: Users don't violate COPPA. Users violate the ToU, put in place to prevent Fandom from violating COPPA.

      And they also violate the term of use in other social media sites like YouTube.

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