Tinder’s plan for criminal record checks raises fears of ‘lifelong punishment’

Tinder’s plan for criminal record checks raises fears of ‘lifelong punishment’

The Guardian

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Critics argue the new integration could mimic notoriously faulty background checks without necessarily making dating apps safer

When Jerrel Gantt was released from prison after three years, he was handed a pamphlet about healthcare and nothing else. He began searching for employment, a deep source of anxiety for him, and secured housing through a ministry in New York City. He later enrolled in school part-time.

As he settled into life outside of prison and developed a support system, Gantt began going on dates with people he met on apps like Tinder.

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