Birthdates and social media links
Looking at the submission guide for birthdates at https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/names-biographical-data/biographical-data-guidelines/GMT9T242VQADZUQM#birthdeath, I see the following:
We do not consider Wikipedia (or other collaboratively edited wiki-style sites) to be an acceptable source for birth dates. However, many Wikipedia articles include online citations and external links which provide supporting evidence of the subject's birth date, and these are often appropriate URLs to include in your submission.We are looking for links to public records, printed publications, or official documents.We do allow social media links to be an acceptable source for birthdates (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)I'm surprised that social media such as Facebook and Twitter are considered acceptable sources. Does anyone know when and why that policy was implemented? Does this mean that people in the entertainment industry can self-verify their birthdates by stating them in their Twitter bios?