Senator Gounardes Talks About His Plan to Protect Kids on Social Media with NY1

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Senator Gounardes talks with NY1 about his plan to protect kids on social media

Senator Gounardes talks with NY1 about his plan to protect kids on social media

The Adams administration is suing four major social media companies, accusing them of fueling a mental health crisis, especially in young people. Hundreds of school districts are also joining in on that lawsuit.

New York lawmakers are also working to protect kids from some of the dangers of social media. Right now, there are two bills in Albany to protect kids from predatory aspects of social media like advertisements and from predictive algorithms. Both bills have the support of Gov. Kathy Hochul and Attorney General Letitia James.

State Senator Andrew Gounardes, one of the co-sponsors of that legislation, joined “News All Day” on Thursday to discuss the bills, and responds to Adams’ lawsuit.

Watch the full interview.