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.

Saudi Arabia To Invest $3.4 Bln In Vaccine,Biomedical Drugs Sector

PARIS, France – Saudi Arabia’s industry and Mineral Resources said on Friday the country would invest $3.4 billion in the vaccine and biomedical drugs sector, according to state news agency SPA. The Minister Bandar Alkhorayef, who heads the newly – established vaccines and biopharmaceutical industry committee, said the move is part of the kingdom’s push … More Saudi Arabia To Invest $3.4 Bln In Vaccine,Biomedical Drugs Sector

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Arrives In Egypt, Will Visit Jordan And Turkey Next

PARIS, France – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Egypt on Monday and was welcomed by Egyptian President Abdel – Fattah el Sisi, state news agency SPA reported. The Crown Prince’s visit to Egypt is part of a tour that will include visiting Jordan and Turkey next. The visits were based on … More Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Arrives In Egypt, Will Visit Jordan And Turkey Next

Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Establishes National Media Office in UAE

PARIS, France – Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, the UAE’s deputy prime minister and minister of presidential affairs, on Wednesday launched the National Media Office. The unit is tasked with developing the media sector, legislation, regulations, and decisions on media development while also monitoring the implementation of legislation in coordination with the relevant authorities and administrative … More Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Establishes National Media Office in UAE

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