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February 21, 2024

Tinder introduces passport-scanning ID checks for UK users 

  • Enhanced identity checks will be introduced for UK users on Tinder, which involves a passport or driving license being checked against a video selfie.
  • Anyone who signs up to the voluntary scheme will receive an icon on their profile, verifying their age and likeness are authentic.
  • It comes after calls for tougher actions after the app has been repeatedly targeted by romance fraudsters.
  • For more, please visit the BBC News website.

Instagram’s testing new limits to how many hashtags you can add to posts 

  • According to reports, Instagram is now limiting hashtags that some users can add to their posts to five.
  • Some users have stated they are receiving limit pop-ups as they add hashtags to their captions.
  • It is speculated this will help reduce the capacity for spammers to target trending topics.
  • For more, please visit the Social Media Today website.

Exam results show alarming gap between NI grammar and non-grammar schools 

  • Exam results from the Department of Education (DE) show there a need to bridge the gap between grammar schools and other sectors.
  • Dr Noel Purdy from Stranmillis College, said the figures reflect a “persistent tale” of underachievement.
  • The figures have shown a stark contrast between the achievement of boys and girls.
  • For more, please visit the Belfast Telegraph website.