Match Group says there are 'definitely registered sex offenders' on Tinder, ...

sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in - Black read more

Free dating apps like Tinder, PlentyOfFish and OkCupid don't screen for sex offenders because the platforms don't have access to 'reliable information for meaningful background checks'. 

Match.com, which owns the free platforms, said in a statement to DailyMail.com that the group screens on their paid-for dating service, Match.com but doesn't do the same on platforms that require users to hand over money.

A 16-month study by Columbia Journalism Investigations (CJI) found that in 10 percent of sexual assault incidents, users were matched with someone who had been accused or convicted at least once.

ProPublica claimed a Match Group spokesperson told them: 'There are definitely registered sex offenders on our free products.'  

 The study found that almost all of these cases where users were matched with previous offenders used the free apps. 

It also found that Match.com made up none of these cases. The company owns 45 dating services.

A new report claims that in 10 percent of sexual assault incidents, dating platforms matched users with someone who had been accused or convicted at least once.

ProPublica claimed a spokesperson for Tinder, OkCupid and PlentyofFish told them: 'There are definitely registered sex offenders on our free products'. However a spokesperson denied aspects of the report in a statement to told DailyMail.com

A new report claims that in 10 percent of sexual assault incidents, dating platforms matched users with someone who had been accused or convicted at least once. ProPublica claimed a spokesperson for Tinder, OkCupid and PlentyofFish told them: 'There are definitely registered sex offenders on our free products'. However a spokesperson denied aspects of the report in a statement to told DailyMail.com

ProPublica claimed PlentyOfFish admits it doesn't attempt to verify whether users are truthful about their backgrounds. But a spokesperson told DailyMail.com. 'We do not tolerate sex offenders on our site and the implication that we know about such offenders on our site and don't fight to keep them off is as outrageous as it is false'

ProPublica claimed PlentyOfFish admits it doesn't attempt to verify whether users are truthful about their backgrounds. But a spokesperson told DailyMail.com. 'We do not tolerate sex offenders on our site and the implication that we know about such offenders on our site and don't fight to keep them off is as outrageous as it is false'

PlentyofFish states in its terms of use that it 'does not conduct criminal background or identity verification checks on its users or otherwise inquire into the background of its users'. ProPublica said the brand admits it doesn't attempt to verify whether users are truthful.

By signing up users are agreeing that they have not committed 'a felony or indictable offense (or crime of similar severity), a sex crime, or any crime involving violence'.

It also relies on users to be truthful that they aren't 'required to register as a sex offender with any state, federal or local sex offender registry'.

However, Match Group denied aspects of the report in a statement to DailyMail.com on Monday.

'This article is inaccurate, disingenuous and mischaracterizes Match Group safety policies as well as our conversations with ProPublica,' a spokesperson told DailyMail.com. 'We do not tolerate sex offenders on our site and the implication that we know about such offenders on our site and don't fight to keep them off is as outrageous as it is false.

'We use a network of industry-leading tools, systems and processes and spend millions of dollars annually to prevent, monitor and remove bad actors – including registered sex offenders – from our apps.'

Match Group owns 45 dating services. The study found that almost all of these cases where users were matched with previous offenders implicated the free apps. It found that Match.com made up none of these cases

Match Group owns 45 dating services. The study found that

read more from dailymail.....

Get the latest news delivered to your inbox

Follow us on social media networks

PREV UPDATE 1-Huawei plans to shift research center to Canada from U.S. -Globe and Mail
NEXT ROBERT HARDMAN: All aboard the 6.37 train from Guildford... back to the union ...