Flipboard

Website review by Polly Conway, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Magazine-creation site missing some of app's key functions.

Parents say

age 18+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 1 review

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age 18+

PORN access evades parental controls

My child’s iPhone has ScreenTime settings restricting sexually explicit material and 17+ apps. If you search keywords in Flipboard and limit to “Social” results, then flip results until you see a link to a tinyURL for a Twitter page, this will then load into the app’s embedded web browser, and THEN you have access to a completely unrestricted browser within the porn-ridden Twitterverse that would be blocked if you tried the same searches on Safari proper. I have emailed Flipboard requesting they fix this, with NO response. I have called Apple customer support, who refuse to take any responsibility for the access to adult material that this age rating 4+ app permits. They refuse to compel Flipboard to change its rating to 17+. They suggested I put a review like this on the App Store page for Flipboard. I went there, and they are not even accepting any additional app reviews (?!). I’m hoping that posting this here can be a catalyst for change.

This title has:

Too much sex
age 16+

Russian trolls

There are Russian trolls all over Flipboard using American, Canadian, or other Western user names, so be careful when responding to comments

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