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Proposed bill would require parental consent for social media use

Posted: 11:25 AM, May 31, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-31 18:25:18Z
Sacramento Capitol

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Social media services will need to get a parent's consent before a child under 13 starts an account, under a bill moving through the Legislature.

The bill would also require companies, like Facebook and Instagram, to take a number of steps to verify whether the person actually providing the consent is the child's guardian.

The bill is part of a broader package being spearheaded by state Republicans.

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