New York’s attorney general leads national move to tighten social media laws
New York Attorney General Letitia James is trying to crack down on social media.
She led a coalition of 23 attorneys general to encourage the Supreme Court to uphold the government’s ability to work and communicate with social media companies.
The coalition is aiming to make sure the federal government and social media companies can exchange information about harmful content on their platforms.
“An open exchange of information between public authorities and social media platforms is critical to keeping people safe online,” said James in a statement. “If upheld, this decision would make it harder to stop the spread of dangerous misinformation, scams, and harmful content that puts Americans at risk.”
The other attorneys general in the coalition are from Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.