Texas Lawmaker Wants to Ban Minors From Social Media

State Rep. Jared Patterson (R-Texas) plans to introduce legislation in 2023 that will ban minors from using social media.
Patterson told The Epoch Times that the bill aims to protect children’s mental health. The idea for the new bill came after talking to school officials in the aftermath of the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting.
School safety was paramount, but Patterson said social media’s impact on children was also a concern.
“I’m a big believer in parental rights, but I think parents don’t stand a chance against these self-learning, artificial intelligence algorithms—these teams of engineers and even child psychologists that these social media companies are hiring,” he said….

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