New York latest to approve ban on ‘addictive’ social media algorithms for minors

New York latest to approve ban on ‘addictive’ social media algorithms for minors


New York has two new latest bills to minimize online risks for young people by banning social media platforms from exposing teenagers to “addictive” algorithmic content without parental consent.

The Center Square reports:

The “New York Child Data Protection Act,” approved by the state Legislature, would prohibit Facebook, Snapchat and other social platforms from showing suggested posts to people under 18 unless it comes from accounts they follow, with parental approval.

The “Stop Addictive Feeds Exploration for Kids” or “SAFE” Act, which lawmakers also approved, would block social media platforms from sending notifications about suggested posts to minors between midnight and 6 a.m. without parental consent.

Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat who has vowed to crack down on teen social media

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