June 20, 2024 10:56 pm
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Pa. House passes bill requiring parental consent on social media, despite first amendment concerns

The bill would require social media platforms to verify the age of new users creating accounts and attempt to request parental consent of anyone under 16. It would also prohibit social media companies from selling minors’ data to third parties and using it to target ads, and require platforms to have a clear policy for reporting threats and harassment.

TikTok sues to block new U.S. law banning app if it is not sold

TikTok Inc., the U.S. company that operates the popular social media service, and ByteDance, its parent company founded by Chinese entrepreneurs, filed suit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit over a law requiring ByteDance to sell its subsidiary or face a ban from U.S. app stores.

When It Comes to Ketamine, Meta’s Posting Policy Is No Party to Decipher

Whether on Facebook or Instagram, patients and clinics alike are giddy about the possibilities of ketamine. But it is a drug that can be abused and can be deadly. Thus, ketamine is the latest challenge for Meta, the social media platforms’ parent company, which for years has struggled to moderate posts and ads touting health-related products like weight loss supplements and dodgy covid-19 cures.