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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Facebook are NOT going after children, claims Zuckerberg, 'Well not right Now' (while Sarkozy says internet freedom will lead to anarchy)

Mark Zuckerberg has denied allegations he was trying to open up Facebook to children under the age of 13, claiming his comments were taken out of context.

The social networking site, which has more than half a billion active users, operates policies around the world not to register children under a certain age. The age varies by country but is typically around 13.

When asked about the issue at the e-G8 Internet forum in Paris on Wednesday, he said: 'We're not trying to work on the ability for people under the age of 13 to sign up.'

The media attacked the billionaire after he made comment about children using the site at an education conference last week, which he said was completely taken out of context.

He said the complexity of protecting children online meant the question was not a priority for the company.

'That's just not top of the list of things for us to figure out right now,' said Zuckerberg. 'Some time in the future, I think it makes sense to explore that, but we're not working on it right now.'

Meanwhile, Nicolas Sarkozy has claimed the lack of regulation online risks plunging the world into anarchy. Read More