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Related Topics. Published 1 January Published 24 January Published 21 May Published 3 March User safety has become an important issue for digital dating companies amid heightened awareness about their risks. Match Group, Tinder's parent company, plans to include the feature across all of its platforms at a later date.
The dating sites company has also invested a stake in Garbo. Match has partnered with Garbo, a background checking platform, to provide the paid service.
Tinder boss says 'dramatic' changes to dating. Sarah Sawrey-Cookson, communications director at Get Safe Online, praised Match's plan to add the background checks feature.
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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. A investigation by ProPublica found registered sex offenders on many of Match Group's free platforms.
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.
Currently, if a user reports information about someone's violent past to Tinder, or their sister apps, the offending is removed. Apps including Tinder and rival Bumble have also added tools like photo verification and in-app video calling to prove people are who they claim to be.
In a February blog postGarbo said: "The research continues to show that there is no link between drug possession and gender-based violence. The members urged Match to "take swift action to reduce the risk of sexual and dating violence against their users.
What are online dating sites doing to keep us safe? The move comes as user safety for digital dating has come under scrutiny.
The checks will not include any drug charges or traffic violations. Tinder Dating apps Online dating.