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Governor Hochul Signs Bill Restricting Social Media Feeds to Help Protect Kids

June 21, 2024
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Biden Signs a Bill that May Ban TikTok in the United States

April 26, 2024
President Biden signed a $95 billion national security bill into law on April 24, 2024, that includes a provision that could ban TikTok. The
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Social Media Platforms Built for Adults Not Inherently Suitable for Youth, Study Reveals

April 18, 2024
Almost a year following the American Psychological Association’s advisory on adolescent social media use, little has changed in terms of platform adjustments or federal
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New York First State to Declare Social Media a Public Health Hazard

April 17, 2024
On January 24, New York City declared social media a public health hazard and “environmental toxin.” Mayor Eric Adams made the announcement as part
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What Is SB 976? California’s Landmark Social Media Addiction Bill

March 6, 2024
In January 2024, California state legislators unveiled a landmark social media addiction bill. State Senator Nancy Skinner introduced the legislation in late January, citing
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Social Media Addiction Lawsuits Continue in California Courts

January 8, 2024
Hundreds of families and school districts in California have filed social media lawsuits against Meta, TikTok, Snap, and Google on behalf of children who
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Social media helped radicalize Tops mass shooter, lawyers seek to hold platforms accountable

November 22, 2023
Lawyers argue to hold social media companies accountable in New York State Supreme Court for helping radicalize Tops mass shooter.
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Whistleblower Exposes Meta’s Knowledge of Instagram Harm to Kids in Senate Hearing

November 9, 2023
Senate hearing exposes Instagram’s safety flaws, highlighting real risks for children. Arturo Bejar’s testimony reveals urgent need for parental vigilance.
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Former Facebook Engineer, Arturo Bejar, Set to Testify at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Child Safety

November 6, 2023
A second whistleblower has come forward and is set to testify to congress on November 7th alleging that Meta’s platforms chose to maximize