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Issue One applauds House for advancing bipartisan safeguards that prioritize kids’ online safety and data privacy

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Cory Combs

Director of Media Relations

Today, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce voted to advance the Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA) and American Privacy Rights Act (APRA), setting the stage for a full committee vote. Issue One applauds this critical step and released the following statement from Alix Fraser, director of the Council for Responsible Social Media:

“Bipartisan momentum continues to grow in Congress for urgent action that could dramatically improve our online ecosystem and require the largest technology platforms to prioritize the privacy and safety of their users.

“For far too long, unchecked social media companies have harmed children and exploited Americans’ personal data to pad their own pockets, and in the process have broken our information environment. With today’s advancement of KOSA and APRA in the House, Congress has a historic opportunity to reshape the internet in a positive, healthier, and bipartisan way.

“No more waiting. It’s time for our leaders to pass responsible safeguards that will make the internet a safer place, especially for young users.”