Tinder will allow you to consult the judicial past of your potential date
Match Group, the company that owns the dating app Tinder, said on March 15 that is investing in Garbo, a non-profit organization that checks background, in order to include this option within the ‘app’ later this year.
The application has received some nonconformities because, to enter it, you only need to reveal the name, age and post some photos. According to the American newspaper ‘The Washington Post’, many people tends to google the name of the person you are dating and even pay for services background check.
“Maybe they want more information before having a video chat, maybe they want more information before meeting in person”said Tracey Breeden, Match’s head of social security and advocacy.
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To use this service, which will be offered by a sum of money that has not been determined, users will need to know name and phone number of your appointment. Afterwards, Garbo will give them a report of the criminal record of that person who is in public records.
It should be noted that the organization focuses on violent crimes, will not provide information related to drug possession or traffic offenses.
Finally, Tinder also reported that no “Request or store” background checks of users. It will also not provide any information to perform the verification, everything must be extracted from what the user knows when talking with your partner.
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The local satire outlet ‘Actualidad Panamericana’ predicted something similar seven years ago, in 2014. At that time he joked that users who resided in Colombia were going to have to present the document of the judicial past to use the application, without knowing that in the future it would offer this possibility.
As reported by the international media ‘DW’, Tinder seeks in this way to help prevent proactively gender violence “By providing users with greater transparency and information about the people with whom they connect.”
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