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Another Failed Attempt By Congress To Help Control The Evils Of Social Media

In 2019 U.S. Senator goes after Socially Engineered Web Addictions

Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) Introduced Legislation To Curb Addictive And Deceptive Techniques That Tech Giants Use To Exploit Users.

STATUS UPDATED – May 2021

This legislation is effectively dead. Lobbies for the tech industry effectively killed this attempt to improve social media.

While this legislation is technically paused – on hold in the U.S. Congress – there is little likelihood that it will ever go forward.

Check current status here: S.2314 – 116th Congress (2019-2020): SMART Act | Congress.gov | Library of Congress