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Are Kids Addicted to Social Media? This State Wants to Make Platforms Pay

“We’re in the middle of what appears to be a completely unprecedented mental health crisis predating COVID among America’s teens,” says Ed Howard of the Children’s Advocacy Institute. Howard explains how platforms like Instagram and TikTok are designed to keep you scrolling for as long as possible, plus a new California bill that would hold the apps’ developers accountable if they are proven to be harmful to children.