N.Y. passes groundbreaking law mandating chronological social media feeds for minors

Legislators also gave final approval to a bill that curbs harvesting minors’ data.
The Instagram logo. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

New York is poised to enact a first-in-the-nation law requiring social media platforms to provide minors with a chronological rather than algorithmically curated feed.

The Assembly on Friday gave final approval to the “addictive feeds” bill on a 142-1 vote. It also unanimously cleared a measure aimed at protecting those under 18 years old from having their data harvested for purposes of targeted advertising.

Parents can waive both restrictions on behalf of their children.

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