Google+ introduces age restricted content
Google has recently announced that it will be loosening the reins on Google+ users by allowing them a bit more control over who is able to view their posts and who isn’t. Users can choose based on age e.g. 18+ or 21+ and locations on who is allowed to see posts on their account.
The advantage of this option is aimed at groups and business as the setting applies to all posts. Google has explained that per-post controls are already on their requested features list so eventually Google + users will have the control to hide only specific posts.
We wonder if this could be a move towards Google eventually allowing Google+ users more control and becoming more lenient on its censorship policies that restrict content to adult audiences. Google commented that it isn’t making changes to the policies any time soon but this move does give it some leeway to do so if and when it chooses to.
This new and invigorating control gives Google+ users more freedom to express themselves without worrying about young prying eyes snooping into unauthorized content. If you’re interested in making changes to your page, visit your profile setting and you will find the restriction options under Audience.
The only question that I have is… what if teens lie about their age? If they say they’re 21 when they register, they’ll be able to see the adult content right? I wonder what Google thinks about this.
Source: Android Authority