SOCIAL MEDIA | TikTok To Block Accounts In Italy To Ensure All Users Are Above 13: Watchdog

MILAN – – Italy’s data protection authority said on Wednesday TikTok has agreed to block all accounts in the country from Feb.9 in order to make sure only users older than 13 had access to the service app.

Children usage of online platforms has come under fire in Italy after the death of a 10-year-old girl last month that has been blamed on a social media challenge. Prosecutors in Palermo are investigating the case.

The authority said TikTok would ask users to gain provide their date of birth before allowing them back onto the app and would remove all accounts of users below the required age threshold.

In additional to the request to users to state their age, the company has also committed to considering using artificial intelligence systems to identify users below the age 13, the authority said in a statement.

U.S. Urges Saudi Arabia To Give Up Special Developing Nation Status At WTO

The United States called on Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to renounce its special and differential treatment in negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO), nothing the G20 member was designed as a high – income country by the World Bank. ‘Saudi Arabia is a wealthy and influential player in the global economy’, Washington said in … More U.S. Urges Saudi Arabia To Give Up Special Developing Nation Status At WTO

Saudi Arabia To Provide Free COVID-19 Vaccines In Pharmacies: Health Minister

Saudi Arabia will provide coronavirus vaccines in pharmacies around the Kingdom for free, the country’s Minister of Health  Dr. Tawfik al – Rabiah told Al Araiya on Wednesday. This comes as part of efforts to expand the ongoing inoculation campaign and facilitate access to vaccine sites, he added. Over 100 vaccine centers have opened around … More Saudi Arabia To Provide Free COVID-19 Vaccines In Pharmacies: Health Minister

BAFTA Announces All British Nominees For EE Rising Star Award

‘One Night In Miami’ actor Kingsley Ben – Adir and ‘The Personal History of David Cooperfield’ actress Morfydd Clark are among this year’s nominees for the EE Rising Star Award, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) said on Wednesday. The list of five contenders, all British, also includes ‘Rocks’ actress Bukky Bakray, Conrad … More BAFTA Announces All British Nominees For EE Rising Star Award

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