By The Associated Press
CURRENT POLICY: Facebook bans children under 13 because federal law requires companies to obtain parental consent if they want to collect information about them.
REALITY: Many small kids are on Facebook anyhow by lying about their ages. Parents help in some cases.
THE FUTURE: The company is now testing ways to allow those kids to participate without needing to lie. This would likely be under parental supervision, such as by connecting children's accounts to their parents' accounts.
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