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Dating Apps like Tinder and OkCupid Will Now Push Vaccinations

Major dating apps including Tinder and OkCupid are reportedly set to add “vaccination badges” to dating profiles. Beyond the special badge on users’ profiles, the platforms have agreed to give special benefits to date seekers who say they have been vaccinated, and some platforms will allow searches to be filtered by vaccination status.

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Senators Question Google over Bullying Tinder the Day Before Hearing

The two top senators on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust have sent a letter to Google asking about a phone call the company made to Match Group, the developer behind the Tinder dating app, a day before its top lawyer was set to testify about the company’s treatment on the Google Play app store. Match claims the call was an attempt to pressure the company into making positive comments about the Masters of the Universe.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies remotely during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on antitrust on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Washington. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP)

Report: Tinder, OKCupid Don’t Screen for Registered Sex Offenders

Popular hook-up app Tinder and dating sites OKCupid and PlentyofFish — all owned by online dating giant Match Group — don’t perform criminal background checks on their users, allowing convicted rapists and other registered sex offenders to roam freely, according to a new report.

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