Disruption

Calif. AG, lawmakers unveil social media proposals

They outlined two bills focused on protections for teenagers.
Attorney General Rob Bonta talks during a news conference in San Francisco, on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)

California Attorney General Rob Bonta (D) and a pair of Democratic state lawmakers are proposing legislation to crack down on how social media and tech companies interact with youth, the latest shot in an ongoing battle over the impact of social media on the well-being of young people.

The bills announced Monday at a news conference in Oakland would place new restrictions on how social media platforms engage with young users, similar to legislation proposed in New York.

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