Sex offenders online dating
The report reveals how convicted sex criminals are able to rejoin the apps and how Match Group is both poorly equipped and unmotivated to stop them.
Amidst several horror stories where women matched with and then were sexually assaulted by men on a Match Group dating service, the investigation reveals that sex offenders were able to easily circumvent whatever security protocols the apps had in place.
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But extending those screenings to the rest of Match Group’s services would be hard, since several of them don’t collect enough user information to let the company effectively compare people against sex offender registries even if it wanted to.
A lack of a uniform policy allows convicted and accused perpetrators to access some dating apps and leaves users vulnerable to sexual assaults, according to an investigation.
Free dating services owned by Match Group, including Tinder, Plentyof Fish, and Ok Cupid, are frequently used by registered sex offenders.
While Match Group’s subscription-based product, Match.com, screens many users against sex offender registries, people on its other services are left to fend for themselves, according to a disturbing investigation by .