Utah governor signs parental consent laws for minor social media use

Questa è una norma molto incisiva, piena di dettagli controversi.

C’è da scommettere che genererà non poco dibattito, anche perchè in USA non hanno un sistema di identità digitale come da noi.

Una cosa del genere senza una infrastruttura di protezione dell’anonimato è rischiosa.

Osservo che si decide di intervenire sul pubblico, anziche’ sul mezzo. Ovvero non è che l’unico modo per ridurre effetti tossici sui minori sia fare in modo che i minori non siano esposti… Si potrebbe anche fare qualcosa per ridurre gli effetti tossici per tutti.

Chiaramente, rispetto alla situazione deregolamentata odierna, sono misure che paiono draconiane. Il bilanciamento si troverà nel tempo…

Source: NBC News

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed two pieces of sweeping social media regulation into law Thursday that require social media companies to get parental consent for minors using their services, making Utah the first state to impose such measures in the U.S.

Versions of the regulations are being considered in four other states and in several federal proposals in Congress.

The new Utah laws — H.B. 311 and S.B. 152 — require that social media companies verify the age of any Utah resident who makes a social media profile and get parental consent for any minor who wishes to make a profile. They also force social media companies to allow parents to access posts and messages from their child’s account.

The laws also prohibit social media companies from displaying ads to minors, showing minor accounts in search results, collecting information about minors, targeting or suggesting content to minors, or knowingly integrating addictive technologies into social media apps used by minors. They also impose a curfew on the use of social media for minors, locking them out of their social media accounts between 10:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. based on the location of a user’s device, unless adjusted with the consent of a parent.

Utah’s laws come amid ongoing debates about the impact of social media on young people’s mental health, a link that is widely theorized but remains the subject of academic study. Mental health issues among young people have been labeled a crisis, with particular concerns about the mental health of young women.

Social media companies have until March 1, 2024, to comply with the laws, at which point they become punishable with potential civil and criminal penalties.

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