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Pa. House passes bill requiring parental consent on social media, despite first amendment concerns

“The internet and social media have grown exponentially over the last few decades,” Brian Munroe (D-Bucks), the bill’s sponsor, said on the floor. “It is far past time for us to act on behalf of children and parents and put in place a modicum of protections and guardrails to protect our children.”

TikTok sues to block new U.S. law banning app if it is not sold

TikTok Inc., the U.S. company that operates the popular social media service, and ByteDance, its parent company founded by Chinese entrepreneurs, filed suit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit over a law requiring ByteDance to sell its subsidiary or face a ban from U.S. app stores.

When It Comes to Ketamine, Meta’s Posting Policy Is No Party to Decipher

Whether on Facebook or Instagram, patients and clinics alike are giddy about the possibilities of ketamine. But it is a drug that can be abused and can be deadly. Thus, ketamine is the latest challenge for Meta, the social media platforms’ parent company, which for years has struggled to moderate posts and ads touting health-related products like weight loss supplements and dodgy covid-19 cures.