Senators Announce Bipartisan Bill To Protect Children Online

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    The Facts

    • Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) have developed a bill aimed at protecting children online.

    • The Kids Online Safety Act aims at regulating tech companies' handling of issues like eating disorders, substance abuse and suicide.

    The Spin

    Narrative A

    This is a victory for bipartisanship and for the protection of children online in an age of increased reliance on technology.

    Narrative B

    Any negative reporting on the bills is motivated by a desire to protect Big Tech and its laissez-faire attitude towards exploitation online.

    Libertarian narrative

    Despite their anti-exploitative intention, bills that regulate online content risk turning social media companies into branches of government and infringing on freedom of speech.

    Political split



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