Minn. social media bill targets algorithms

Unlike legislation elsewhere, it does not apply exclusively to teenagers.
The Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski, File)

The quest to regulate social media companies has spawned a unique approach in Minnesota, where legislators are considering a measure that would force platforms to change how they interact with kids and adults alike by requiring algorithmic overhauls.

The House Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee advanced an amended version of the bill Thursday, positioning it for a possible floor vote in the coming weeks.

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