United States restricted service collects information from public records and reports of violence or abuse. Verification will not be free, but the company speaks of “low cost”.
Tinder will make available in the United States a new tool to check criminal history and abuse history of users of the platform. The novelty was announced by Match Group, a company that also owns the apps Meetic and OkCupid, among others.
The information will be provided by Garbo, a nonprofit background check network founded by women. The service collects public records and reports of violence or abuse, including arrests, convictions, restraining orders, harassment and other violent crimes.
“Low cost” access
There is still no information on how much the resource will cost, but Garbo currently reports that its services are “low cost”.
“For a long time, women and marginalized groups in all corners of the world have faced many resource and security barriers,” said Tracey Breeden, Head of Security and Social Defense at the Match Group.
Arrests related to drug possession and traffic violations are left out of the database. “[This information] has a disproportionate impact on marginalized groups,” Match Group said in a statement.
Still with no specific date to go live on Tinder, Garbo’s consultation service will also be available on other Match Goup apps. The company did not disclose the expansion of the resource to other countries, such as Brazil.