To Protect Teens on Social Media, New York Targets the Algorithms

To Protect Teens on Social Media, New York Targets the Algorithms

To Protect Teens on Social Media, New York Targets the Algorithms SummaryA proposal would restrict algorithms but faces potential First Amendment challenges. ALBANY, N.Y.—It’s not just Congress. States are taking on social media’s grip on teenagers, too. Officials in New York are pushing to restrict the algorithms that power a platform’s feed, making it the latest state to attempt to rein in the big tech companies in the wake of federal inaction. Other states have hit legal roadblocks by attempting …