Utah legislators pass revised social media laws

The bills updating the laws passed last year were given final approval Friday.
Utah state Sen. Mike McKell (R). (Courtesy of McKell’s campaign Facebook page)

Utah lawmakers gave final approval to an overhaul of last year’s first-in-the-nation law requiring a parent’s permission for anyone under 18 to have a social media account.

The new measure abandons the consent provision in favor of a fresh set of requirements for social media platforms in an effort to fortify the law against legal challenges.

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