United States of America: Introduced Minnesota Senate Bill prohibiting social media platforms algorithms targeting children

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Introduced Minnesota Senate Bill prohibiting social media platforms algorithms targeting children

On 14 March 2022, the Bill 3933 prohibiting the use of algorithms that target children is introduced in the Minnesota Senate as companion Bill to the Minnesota House Bill 3724, introduced on 24 February 2022. The Bill would prohibit social media platforms with more than 1 million account holders from using algorithms to target content to children. Social media platforms would be held liable in case they knew or had reasons to know that they are targeting accounts holders under the age of 18. In case of noncompliance, social media platforms would face a penalty of USD 1’000 per violation and would have to pay additional damages to the account holder. The Bill does not cover content created by the government, as well as private and public educational institutions.

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Policy Area
Other operating condition
Policy Instrument
Algorithm design and technical standards
Regulated Economic Activity
platform intermediary: user-generated content
Implementation Level
subnational
Government Branch
legislature
Government Body
parliament

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2022-02-24
under deliberation

On 24 February 2022, the Bill 3724 prohibiting the use of algorithms that target children is introd…

2022-03-14
under deliberation

On 14 March 2022, the Bill 3933 prohibiting the use of algorithms that target children is introduce…

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producer / supplier
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Type Private organisation
Economic activity platform intermediary: user-generated content
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algorithm: ML/AI optimisation algorithm incl. matching, ranking, sorting: operate
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Customer age limit
Sanctions
Civil penalty
Regulated subjects
1
advertisement (any targeting): operate
Regulatory tool
Customer age limit
Sanctions
Civil penalty
Regulated subjects
1

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algorithm: ML/AI optimisation algorithm incl. matching, ranking, sorting: operate

advertisement (any targeting): operate