Lawmakers push social media crackdowns

They’ve sought to craft measures to withstand likely tech industry lawsuits.
The Instagram logo. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Lawmakers have introduced social media regulations in at least 30 states this year, spurred by bipartisan concern for its effects on teenagers’ mental health and frustration over congressional inaction.

“We cannot continue to sit by and do nothing as young Georgians develop addictions and disorder and suffer at the hands of online antagonists,” Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) said before signing a sweeping social media law last month.

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