- Tinder, OkCupid, PlentyofFish, and other free dating apps owned by Match Group do not screen whether users are registered sex offenders.
- That lack of screening has allowed sex offenders to frequent the apps, according to a new investigation by ProPublica and the Columbia Journalism Institute.
- While Match Group screens sex offenders on its paid service, Match.com, it doesn’t take that step on its free apps.
- A Match Group spokesperson told ProPublica that “there are definitely registered sex offenders on our free products.”
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