Tencent uses facial recognition to curb young late-night gamers

In 2019, a cyber curfew was imposed in China banning those under 18 from playing games between 10pm and 8am.
In 2019, a cyber curfew was imposed in China banning those under 18 from playing games between 10pm and 8am.PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO

SHENZHEN (NYTIMES) - For almost every video game restriction, children and teenagers will find a way around it.

But the room to manoeuvre is shrinking in China, where underage players are required to log on using their real names and identification numbers as part of countrywide regulations aimed at limiting screen time and keeping Internet addiction in check. In 2019, the country imposed a cyber curfew banning those under 18 from playing games between 10pm and 8am.

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