Consumer Law

Federal Judge Pauses an Ohio Social Media Law That Would Have Required Parental Consent for Kids’ Accounts

An Ohio law regulating kids’ accounts on social media likely violates the First Amendment in “breathtakingly blunt” ways and cannot take effect next week as scheduled, a federal judge has ruled.

The state law set to take effect Jan. 15 would have required social media platforms to obtain parental consent before creating accounts for children under age 16.

The decision to pause the law while litigation continues marks another early-stage victory for the tech industry against a wave of state social media laws seeking to govern how tech companies engage with young users.

Read the source article at CNN Business

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