New York's SHOCKING Move To Ban THIS For Kids...

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In a groundbreaking move, the New York Legislature has approved a bill aimed at curbing the use of "addictive" algorithms on children by social media platforms.

The legislation, which is anticipated to be signed into law by Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-N.Y.), represents a significant step towards safeguarding the mental health of young internet users.

According to The Hill, Gov. Hochul lauded the legislation on social media platform X, stating, "New York just passed nation-leading legislation to combat addictive social media feeds and protect kids online." She expressed gratitude to @NewYorkStateAG and legislative partners for their collaboration in advancing the SAFE for Kids Act and the New York Child Data Protection Act.

The new law will impose restrictions on social media companies, barring them from presenting algorithmic feeds to minors and sending overnight push notifications without parental consent. Furthermore, it will curtail the extent of personal information that these companies can amass, trade, and utilize for targeted ads and "addictive algorithmic feeds," as reported by the New York State Senate.

The legislation's text underscores the detrimental impact of addictive feeds on children and teenagers, leading to increased time spent on social media and correlating with significantly higher rates of youth depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and self-harm.

Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins hailed the bills in a statement, asserting, "Together, we will continue to take all necessary actions to protect the mental well-being of our children."

However, the legislation may face legal hurdles if enacted, as noted by NBC News. This underscores the ongoing tension between the need to protect young users from potential harm and the rights of tech companies to conduct business within the bounds of the law.