California social media addiction bill drops parent lawsuits

Adam BeamThe Associated PressA first-of-its-kind proposal in the California Legislature aimed at holding social media companies responsible for harming children who have become addicted to their products would no longer let parents sue popular platforms like Instagram and TikTok.The revised proposal for Assembly Bill 2408 would still make social media companies liable for damages of up to $250,000 per violation for using features they know can cause children to become addicted. But it would only let prosecutors, not parents, file the lawsuits against social media companies. The legislation was amended in June, CalMatters reported Thursday, July 14.The bill’s author, Republican Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham of San Luis Obispo, said he made the change to make sure the b
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