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One of the world's most popular dating apps is adding a background check feature to its platform in the US. Later this year, Tinder will allow users to view public records information of prospective dates using their name or mobile number.
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"We recognise corporations can play a key role in helping remove those barriers with technology and true collaboration rooted in action," Tracey Breeden, Match Group's Head of Safety and Social Advocacy, said.
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The background checks company was founded by women and collects "public records and reports of violence or abuse, including arrests, convictions, restraining orders, harassment, and other violent crimes" to create its reports.The checks will not include any drug charges or traffic violations.
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A 2019 investigation by ProPublica found registered sex offenders on many of Match Group's free platforms. Following ProPublica's investigation, 11 members of Congress sent a letter to Match Group President Shar Dubey. "Dating platforms, like those owned by Match Group, must be doing everything in their power to ensure the safety of their users. This means vigilant enforcement of terms of service that empower consumers in any online marketplace," the February 2020 letter said.
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"We've always emphasised the need for both first-time and experienced online daters to exercise caution and 'check the person, not the profile'," she told the BBC."That's why we applaud any initiative which enables people to carry out better due diligence before they get into a relationship that could end up being very damaging."
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