38% of Facebook / Instagram users signed up under age 13

January 23, 2019

Despite Facebook claims that it is identifying and shutting down accounts on Facebook and Instagram of those under 13, a recent article in the UK Sun newspaper on 21st January 2019 says “Internal staff messages reveal how Facebook makes money from vulnerable and under-age users”.

MOBOPINIONS decided to see how far the age sign up abuse goes and asked over 2,000 Facebook/ Instagram users, under the age of 25, in America and the United Kingdom (a <3% margin of error) , if they lied about their age when they opened their account? 38% said YES they did. The poll was run on Android and Apple devices in over 450 different apps.

MOBOPINIONS has established a reputation for accessing the opinions of mobile users who do not typically answer surveys. They use a unique technology that is based around a proprietary mobile survey research platform, that reaches over 1.8 billion monthly respondents, in 190 countries, within thousands of existing apps on smartphones and tablets. The platform enables survey researchers and brands to gain the opinions of their mobile audiences accurately, quickly, and efficiently, through a cost effective manner, that uses existing app based data.