Facebook, which is struggling to remove adult content from the social network, will now display a disclaimer stating that children below the age of 13 years cannot open an account on it.
This move of Facebook came after a Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Vibhu Bakhru asked Facebook to not allow children under 13 years from opening an account, reported IANS.
Senior advocate, Parag Tripathi appearing for Facebook assured the court that the site “will upload the disclaimer on its home page that children 13 years cannot open the account”.
As of now if you are under 13 year of age, you will not be allowed to open a Facebook account but there is no disclaimer about it on the home page. One will come to know about it when an under aged user tries to create an account and a message will be flashed that says “You are ineligible to register for Facebook”.
Currently, Facebook has 78 million monthly active users in India and most of them access the site through mobile.