N.Y. officials propose new online protections for kids

It is the latest action by a state in the absence of federal legislation.
This combination of 2017-2022 photos shows the logos of Facebook, YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat on mobile devices. (AP Photo, File)

New York leaders unveiled sweeping legislation aimed at protecting kids from the harms of social media and better protecting their online privacy.

The announcement of two bills Wednesday from Gov. Kathy Hochul (D), Attorney General Letitia James (D) and a pair of Democratic state lawmakers is the latest in a string of actions by states to regulate online spaces for kids in the absence of federal action.

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