Gephardt Daily: Gov. Spencer Cox signs social media regulation amendments into law

March 24, 2023

Gephardt Daily

Gov. Spencer Cox has signed Senate Bill 152, the Social Media Regulation Amendments, into law.

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Mike McKell (R-District 25, Utah County), places restrictions on social media companies and provides parents with additional tools to protect teens from the harmful effects of social media, a statement from the Utah State Senate says.

IAP, the Internet Accountability Project, released a statement praising the Utah lawmakers’ move. IAP describes itself as “a conservative grassroots advocacy organization that opposes Big Tech and seeks to hold these companies accountable for their bad acts.”

The group’s senior counsel, Will Chamberlain, authored the statement, which says, in part:

“Utah is taking a brave stand on behalf of families to protect children from the harmful effects of addictive social media apps. Even though Big Tech and their allies will certainly sue the state of Utah over these commonsense protections, Gov. Cox signed the legislation and he should be commended for sticking up for Utah families.”

Read the full article HERE.

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