Florida lawmakers pass social media ban for teens under 16

The House voted 108-7 to give final approval and send the legislation to Gov. Ron DeSantis.
An iPhone displays the Facebook app in New Orleans, Aug. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

Florida lawmakers on Thursday gave final approval to a bill banning youth under 16 from having certain social media accounts, a sweeping prohibition that goes well beyond what other states have done to regulate online access for kids.

The final vote in the Florida House was 108-7. It came hours after the Senate cleared an amended version of the bill, 23-14.

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