Statement on the Passage of AB 2408 in the California Assembly
SAN FRANCISCO, May 23, 2022– The California Assembly just passed a bill to hold social media platforms accountable for features designed to be addictive to children and teens. Jim Steyer, Founder and CEO of Common Sense Media issued the following statement in support of AB 2408.
"Today's Assembly vote is a big win for all California kids and families because it brings us one step closer to having a law in place that will hold big tech accountable. We must do everything we can to protect children from the online harms that they are exposed to, but I'm also aware that today's vote will activate the monied interests who have chosen to build their businesses around addicting our children and feeding them inappropriate content no matter the cost to their health. Losing this battle is not an option. The safety and mental well-being of our kids are depending on us to prevail. Now it is up to the California State Senate to follow the Assembly and approve this vital bill."
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