NAAG Urges TikTok and Snapchat to Give Parents More Control

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter, signed by 44 attorneys general, to TikTok and Snapchat urging them to give parents the ability to monitor their children’s social media usage and protect their children from online threats using parental control apps. In their letter, the attorneys general express various concerns over the…

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Bipartisan Coalition of Attorneys General Express Support for Congressional Hearings Addressing Youth Social Media Use

Washington, D.C. — In a letter sent yesterday to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security, the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) expressed strong support for hearings addressing the protection and safety of kids and teens using social media. Attorneys general have been…

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NAAG Supports Senate Hearings on Social Media and Mental Health

As enforcers of our jurisdictions’ consumer protection laws, we find it deeply troubling that Facebook and other social media platforms seek to increase user engagement by conscripting our nation’s youth despite known harms to children and adolescents.

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NAAG Urges Facebook to Abandon Plans to Develop Instagram Kids

It appears that Facebook is not responding to a need, but instead creating one, as this platform appeals primarily to children who otherwise do not or would not have an Instagram account. In short, an Instagram platform for young children is harmful for myriad reasons. The attorneys general urge Facebook to abandon its plans to launch this new platform.

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Attorneys General Urge Facebook to Abandon Launch of Instagram Kids

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is urging Facebook to abandon its plans to launch a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13, citing concerns about the safety and well-being of children and the harm social media poses to young people. In a letter to Facebook CEO Mark…

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When Social Media Becomes an Oxymoron, Part II: Student Free Speech and Substantial Disruption

Student social media use has resulted in school concerns regarding harassment (particularly, cyberbullying), creation of a substantial disruption or material interference in the school, and a marked increase in what may be termed “true threats,” this latter topic the focus of this article.

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AGs Demand Answers from Facebook

As the chief law enforcement officers of our respective states, we place a priority on protecting user privacy, which has been repeatedly placed at risk because of businesses’ failure to properly ensure those protections.

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Social Media for Your Attorney General’s Office

This course covers writing great tweets, livestreaming and producing videos, designing graphics, understanding analytics, and more. The presenter discusses how to handle social media for an attorney general office, how to grow your monthly Facebook reach and Twitter impressions, and answer social media questions.

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Attorneys General Raise Concern About Illegal Alcohol Sales Online

Social media and digital platforms have become interwoven into the fabric of our society. Consumers have become increasingly dependent on the broad access to goods for sale through these mediums. Unfortunately, the near unlimited access to goods has increasingly exposed consumers, including minors, to unlicensed sales of alcohol and counterfeit products. We are seeking your assistance to address some of the challenges to consumer protection associated with online marketplaces and to improve the legitimacy of these sales.

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Notice Issues in the Age of Social Media

Read carefully, Mullane requires that courts must constantly examine the methods of notice they are using and rethink their approach to giving notice.

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