Teens are a prime target for most social networks. Their numbers can boost a user base quickly, and they bring a lot of content with them. The trend has even been lampooned by The Onion. But minors — especially those under the age of 13 — have greater protections under the law, and it’s laws like these that have resulted in Yelp paying a $450,000 fine to the FTC.
A statement from the FTC outlines why Yelp was forced to pay the civil fine, along with mobile app developer TinyCo, which was fined $300,000.