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Outside the US, teens' social media experiences are more tightly controlled

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Teenagers in the US are less protected on social media compared to their counterparts in other parts of the world. The European Union (EU) has implemented legislation to change the online experience for children, with other countries taking notice. The EU’s Digital Services Act prohibits platforms from targeting children with personalized advertising. Despite this, tech companies have not publicly disclosed their compliance with these regulations. In contrast, the US has been slow to address the safety concerns of social media for young people. European countries can now sue companies for up to 6% of their global revenues if they violate the law. China and India have also implemented laws to protect children online by imposing restrictions on content and data collection. Brazil has a data protection law that includes special provisions for children’s data.