(2024/04/08 出刊)

  Recently, Florida’s governor DeSantis signed one of the most restrictive social media bans for minors in the US. The measure requires social media platforms to terminate the accounts of people under 14. Those between 14 and 15 need parental consent before joining a platform. It also requires adult sites use an age verification method. Violators will be fined up to $50,000 per violation. The law is set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2025.
  In fact, Utah was the first state to pass similar legislation, which bans under-18s from using social media including TikTok, Instagram, Facebook and other platforms without explicit permission from parents.
  Supporters of the law have argued that social media use is placing young adults at higher risk of depression and mental-health challenges. It can also make them vulnerable to online bullying. But opponents argue the ban is unconstitutional, infringing on the First Amendment.

 佛羅里達州長德桑提斯近日簽署了全美最嚴格的社群媒體禁令,要求社群媒體平臺撤銷未滿14 歲的用戶的帳號。14 歲到15歲的青少年則須得到父母的同意,才能加入社群平臺。法案也要求成人網站必須使用年齡驗證系統。違法者將被處以每次最高5 萬美元的罰款。該法將於 2025 年1月1 日生效。
 事實上,猶他州是美國第一個通過類似立法的州,但該法是規定18 歲以下未經父母明確許可,不得使用抖音、Instagram、臉書等社群平臺。