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Florida bans social media for kids

Accepted submission by c0lo at 2024-03-27 04:58:02
Digital Liberty

Florida's DeSantis signs law restricting social media for people under 16 []

March 25(Reuters) - Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday signed a bill that bans children aged under 14 from social media platforms and requires 14- and 15-year-olds to get parental consent, a measure supporters say will protect them from online risks to their mental health.

The measure requires social media platforms to terminate the accounts of people under 14 and those of people under 16 who do not have parental consent. It requires them to use a third-party verification system to screen out those who are underage.
"Social media harms children in a variety of ways," DeSantis said in a statement. He said the legislation "gives parents a greater ability to protect their children."

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