WI Lawmaker Tackles Social Media, Screen Curfews

WI Lawmaker Tackles Social Media, Screen Curfews

A Republican lawmaker from Green Bay says he plans to try again with a law that would allow parents to set a curfew on their kids’ social media accounts.

State Rep. David Steffen yesterday said he plans to reintroduce his Kids Online Safety Act. The idea is to have a law that allows for a ‘sleep mode’ for social media accounts, and that would ban certain algorithms, targeted ads, and direct messages for accounts held by children. Steffen introduced the plan last year, but it didn’t go far at the Wisconsin Capitol. Steffen said social media companies have shown that they will not protect kids on their own, so he said the state needs to step-in.

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