AB 2657 – Establish a Social Media Commission

What is this bill about?

Assembly Bill 2657 establishes a commission to investigate the methods used by social media companies and to make recommendations on how to prevent future impacts on the mental health of children and adolescents.

How does it align with yli’s values?

The promise of social media was to build virtual communities that would bring people together to share information and ideas. Unfortunately, social media companies have abused their position as facilitators of some of the most personal human interactions by prioritizing screen time and profits over the mental health of their users. Because of the drastic increase in social media usage, today’s teens and adolescents are in crisis at epidemic levels. Fifty percent of teens report at least one symptom of clinical dependency on social media, including restlessness, withdrawal from friends and family, neglecting responsibilities, and increasingly relying on social media as a coping mechanism.

AB 2657 establishes a commission to investigate the methods used by social media companies and to make recommendations on how to prevent future impacts on the mental health of children and adolescents.

This policy aligns with our Health Justice Platform, which envisions a thriving world that supports healthy choices for all people.

What is yli doing about it?

yli’s youth have worked tirelessly over the past 3 years to craft and advocate for this critical piece of legislation.

Who else supports this bill?

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