Flori­da Bans Chil­dren From Social Media

Florida Bans Children From Social Media

Leg­is­la­tion that would ban Tik­Tok in the Unit­ed States (unless its Chi­nese own­er divests from the com­pa­ny) is cur­rent­ly mak­ing its way through the Sen­ate.
It’s still not clear what’s going to hap­pen to that bill. It over­whelm­ing­ly passed in the House by hun­dreds of votes, but it appears to be sig­nif­i­cant­ly less pop­u­lar in the upper cham­ber. That’s true, in no small part, because the most intense lob­by­ing cam­paign in recent mem­o­ry is under­way to kill the leg­is­la­tion. A lot of very pow­er­ful inter­ests don’t want to see this ban pass.
That’s not to say there aren’t rea­son­able argu­ments on both sides of the issue. On one hand, Tik­Tok is unques­tion­ably tox­ic for both kids and adults. Pret­ty much every­one who uses Tik­Tok very quick­ly drops sev­er­al IQ points and learns how to twerk — at least in the …