Senate Proposed Bill Would Restrict Child Access To Social Media
It is unclear at this time how the bill would be enforced as it was not revealed how the proposal may verify users' ages.
A Senate bill is expected to be presented that would set an age limit for children using social media.
The bill led by Senators Brian Schatz and Tom Cotton, would set restrictions for how companies use algorithms to serve minors.
The legislation would ban children under the age of 13 from accessing social media and require parental consent for those 13 to 17 years old.
It is unclear at this time how the bill would be enforced as it was not revealed how the proposal may verify users’ ages. However, it is set to be introduced as early as this week.
The measure would be one of the first major bipartisan federal efforts to restrict access for younger users altogether, and it will add to the list of legislations attempting to protect children online.