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Florida’s DeSantis Signs One of the Country’s Most Restrictive Social Media Bans for Minors

The bill will ban social media accounts for children under 14 and require parental permission for 15- and 16-year-olds -- if it withstands expected legal challenges.

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Florida Lawmakers Pass Ban on Social Media for Kids Under 16 Despite Concerns

Opponents say the law blatantly violates the First Amendment and that it should be left to parents, not the government, to monitor children’s social media use.

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