Arkansas Becomes 2nd State To Bar Minors From Social Media Without Parental Permission

  • Republican Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed a bill Wednesday requiring minors to obtain parental consent before setting up social media accounts.
  • Arkansas’ Social Media Safety Act stipulates that social media companies “shall not permit an Arkansas user who is a minor to be an account holder on the social media company’s social media platform unless the minor has the express consent of a parent or legal guardian.” Age verification methods include a driver’s license or government-issued ID.
  • In March, Utah passed a similar bill, which is set to take effect in 2024.

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