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In August 2021, OnlyFans introduced Yoti’s face estimation technology. The technology analyses selfie-style photographs to estimate the age of the subject.
A 2023 report by Yoti found that their accuracy rate “for female[s] and male[s] 13–17-year-olds are 99.90% and 99.94% respectively”.
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