Instagram said it is trialling a tool that relies on AI to confirm the age of users. Photo: Shutterstock
Instagram said it is trialling a tool that relies on AI to confirm the age of users. Photo: Shutterstock

Instagram to protect young users with new AI tool to verify age

  • Global lawmakers have demanded the social media service, owned by Meta, safeguard young people from adult content and invasions of their privacy
  • A whistle-blower revealed last year that the platform’s executives were aware it could harm the mental health of young people, particularly teenage girls

Instagram said it is trialling a tool that relies on AI to confirm the age of users. Photo: Shutterstock
Instagram said it is trialling a tool that relies on AI to confirm the age of users. Photo: Shutterstock
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