ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWSnet/AP) — New York Legislature on Friday passed a bill that would allow parents to block children from getting social media posts suggested by a platform’s algorithm.

Gov. Kathy Hochul is expected to sign it into law.

The measure would stop platforms from showing suggested posts to people under age 18, content the legislation describes as “addictive.” Children would get posts only from accounts they follow. A minor still could receive suggested posts if he or she has what the bill defines as “verifiable parental consent.”

Attorney General Letitia James must develop rules to determine the age parameter and a mechanism to determine parental consent. The bill would take effect 180 days after James establishes those guidelines.

The bill has drawn heavy pushback from the tech industry, which argues it unconstitutionally censors the sites.

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