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Bouncers Checking Facebook Accounts Against IDs

  • BBC, Friday, May 4, 2012 3 AM

Young people heading into the clubs in England and Northern Ireland are being asked to show their Facebook accounts on their smartphones to verify who they are. Nick Pickles, from the campaign group Big Brother Watch, said he was against the idea of checking Facebook accounts. Some door staff have contacted Newsbeat to defend the idea of checking Facebook profiles. They say the consequences of letting someone in who's underage are serious, with the potential for a large fine.

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