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Surgeon general pushes for social media warning labels

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The U.S. Surgeon General announced a new initiative Monday to place warning labels on social media platforms, citing concerns over youth mental health.


This comes after a landmark bill passed in the New York State Senate and Assembly aimed at restricting social media use for those under 18. Governor Kathy Hochul supports the bill, which targets algorithms that personalize feeds, claiming they harm children and teens.

However, some experts disagree. Adam Kovacevich, CEO of Chamber of Progress, argues that these algorithms make social media healthier for teens by tailoring content to their interests. Despite differing opinions, the bill still needs Governor Hochul’s signature to become law.