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Facebook Kicks Out 20,000 Underage Users Every Day, Privacy Chief Claims

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It's no secret that Facebook has plenty of underage users, but, according to a report from the Daily Telegraph, the social network is doing its best to keep them out.

Facebook's chief privacy adviser, Mozelle Thompson, confirmed yesterday that the site bans about 20,000 underage users every day, as part of its campaign to tighten its 13-and-older age limit. Speaking to a Parliamentary cyber-safety commission in Australia, Thompson added that the site has adopted mechanisms to detect when kids lie about their ages, but acknowledged that they're still "not perfect."

Thompson went on to say that the company would soon hire a local safety expert in Australia, in order to more efficiently handle local security issues.

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