On top of that, [the Kids Online Safety Act], supposedly designed to protect our privacy, actually requires tech companies to collect more data on internet users than they already do.

      • @ThreeHopsAhead@lemmy.ml
        11 year ago

        Yes, I did.

        But KOSA’s chief focus is not to protect young people’s privacy. The bill’s main aim is to censor a broad swath of speech in response to concerns that young people are spending too much time on social media, and too often encountering harmful content. KOSA requires sites to “prevent and mitigate mental health disorders,” including by the promotion or exacerbation of “self-harm, suicide, eating disorders, and substance use disorders.” Make no mistake: this is a requirement that platforms censor content.

        That sounds a lot like “Think of the children!” to me.