Blumenthal: Tech Giants closer to being held accountable for ‘toxic content’ driven at children

Sen. Richard Blumenthal announced a major step in the Kids Online Safety Act Friday at the state Capitol.
The bipartisan legislation, which was approved by the Commerce Committee, will give parents the power and option to disconnect children from harmful social media algorithms.
It will also require Big Tech to be more transparent.
The senator said they are one step closer to holding Tech Giants accountable for the harm they pose to children.
"The simple fact is, Connecticut and America are in the midst of a mental health crisis that has been aggravated, relentlessly exacerbated, by social media – the toxic content that is driven at children," said Blumenthal.
The bill will now head to the United States Senate.